Writing Competitions, Awards, Grants and Scholarships
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Judge Bernard S. Meyere Scholarship 2017
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. Established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills. Previous winners of this scholarship have gone on to hold positions at law firms such as Cravath and Cadwalader, and as in-house counsel at organizations including Cancer Genetics, Inc. and NY Arc. An essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship.
The scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of spring 2017 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.
The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and will be awarded to one (1) student. For additional information and rules, click here.
The 2017 Warren E. Burger Prize
The Warren E. Burger prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The 2017 Warren E. Burger will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC on October 21, 2017.
Submissions are due July 1, 2017. Additional information may be found here.
The 2017 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Sponsored by The Theodore Tannenwald Jr.Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel
Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org).
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 5, 2017.
Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski.
For more information contact: Nancy Abramowitz at 202.274.4164 (email@example.com).
2017 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition
The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement. The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section.
All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CST. For rules click here.
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation's 24th Annual Brown Award
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-fourth annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. The awards for 2017 will be as follows:
$10,000 First Place,
$5,000 Second Place,
$3,000 Third Place,
$1,000 Finalist, and
$5,000 to the Scholarship Fund selected by the Dean of the law school in which the First Place candidate is enrolled.
In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007
Submission must be postmarked no later than August 18, 2017. Additional information may be found here.