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Writing Competitions

The Office of Student Financial Aid encourages students to pursue sources of financial aid funding outside of WSU. Numerous law firms and legal associations annually sponsor legal writing competitions. Awards and prizes offered to winners include publication opportunities and other benefits in addition to monetary compensation.

To locate current legal writing competitions, we suggest Internet searches throughout the school year. Consider using meta-engines such as Freeality.com or Octopus to broaden searches.  

Following are suggested search titles for locating legal writing and essay competitions.

ABA Competitions

Alcohol Policy

American Indian Law

Business Law

Civil Law

Copyright Law

Criminal Law

Elder Law

Employment and Labor Law

Entertainment Law

Environmental Law

Family Law

Health Law

International Law

Law and Social Policy

Lawyer’s Professional Liability

Legal Ethics

LGBT Rights and Legal Protection

Race, Gender, Social Policy and Law

Securities Law

Tax Law

Women and the Law