Student Writing Competitions, Scholarships, and Career Fairs Information: Other Writing Competitions (new)

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American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2018 Writing Competition

Subject:  A topic dealing with consumer financial services law

Deadline: December 1, 2017


  • Cash payment of $1,500, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.


  • Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.
  • Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2016, and December 1, 2017.  The deadline for submission is December 1, 2017.  Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format.
  • Please email entries to Elizabeth C Yen and Rachelle Bernard

Additional information and past winner entries are available at Annual Writing 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