Student Writing Competitions, Scholarships, and Career Fairs Information: Other Writing Competitions

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Sports Lawyers Association 6th Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Subject:  Current issues in Sports Law

Deadline: March 16th, 2018


  • $5,000 will be awarded for first place selection and submission will be published in the Sports Lawyers Journal (subject to SLA's editorial standards)
  • $3,000 awarded for second place selection
  • $2,000 awarded for third place selection
  • Complimentary registration to the 2018 SLA Annual Meeting for fourth place selection
  • All four finalists will receive a complimentary registration for the 2018 SLA Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD


  • Each entrant must be a current law or LLM student and 18 years of age or older, and member in good standing of Sports Lawyers Association.
  • Each entry is limited to 3,000 words, not including title of reasonable length (footnotes and references included)
  • Entrant warrants that the submitted entry is original and unpublished
  • Co-authorship of a manuscript is not permitted

Additional information regarding criteria and submission instruction is available at competition website.

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

Subject:  Legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


  • First Place: $1,000 and publication in the American Indian Law Review
  • Second Place: $ 500
  • Third Place: $ 250 
  • Each winning authors will also be awarded an eBook version of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, and will be recognized in the American Indian Law Review.

Requirements: A minimum of 20 double-spaced pages in length and a maximum of 50 double-spaced pages in length excluding footnotes or endnotes.  Please see Writing Competition Rules below for details.

Law Offices of Billy Skinner Student Scholarship

Subject: Essays should explain why law is important to you and why it is your chosen major. The video can address the same subject or be something completely different.

Deadline: Spring scholarship: December 15th; Fall scholarship deadline: July 31st. Both yearly.


  • Full-time enrollment at an accredited university
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 500 word essay
  • 30 second video

Prize: $1,000

For competition website, please click here