The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law encourages its students
to explore and enter a variety of legal writing competitions. Writing competitions
are a great way to refine your writing skills and develop your resume.
The links below list different writing competitions and associated writing awards
for law students. Those interested in writing a scholarly paper can review the list
provided for topics and upcoming deadlines. Please contact the sponsor of the contest
through the listed URL or email address for details and submission criteria.
Click here for a comprehensive list of ABA sponsored or affiliated writing competitions.
Click here for a thorough listing of other national and local competitions organized by deadline.
Newly Updated Competitions
Recent graduate Atina Rizk received 3rd place in the International Association of
Defense Counsel’s Annual Student Legal Writing Contest for her article titled, "True
or False: Defamation Through Deceptively Edited Video or Audio Clips."