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ABA Competitions                                      

International Law                                     

Alcohol Policy

American Indian Law                     

Business Law

Labor & Employment Law

Civil & Criminal Law

Lawyers' Professional Liability

Copyright Law

Legal Ethics

Elder Law

LGBTI Community Law

Entertainment Law

Securities Law

Environmental Law

Social Policy & the Law

Family Law

Tax Law

Health Law       

Women & the Law
  Various Other Law Competitions


 American Bar Association Essay & Writing Competitions

ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Writing Competition for Law Students

 American Indian Law Writing Competition

Ladas Memorial Student & Professional Award Competition

ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition

Grammy Foundation Writing Competition

 Endangered Environmental Laws Writing Competition

State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Essay Contest 

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest 

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition

 Food & Drug Law Institute's H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition

 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Student Writing Competition

College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students

Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment & Labor Law

 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

Tannenwald Writing Competition

Federal Bar Association Tax Writing Competition

Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition

 American College of Bioethics Student Writing Competition

 State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Annual Writing Competition

Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition

Sarah Weddington Writing Prize in Reproductive Rights

Levit Essay Contest on Lawyers' Professional Liability

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition

William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Competition

James William Moore Federal Practice Award

ABA Section of International Law Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition

Warren E. Burger Writing Competition

 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Competition

 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

 National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Law Student Writing Competition

University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

American Intellectual Property Law Association Robert C. Watson Competition

Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing 

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship 

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