Legal writing competitions are plentiful, and offer law students many opportunities to sharpen research and writing skills. Many students already have worthy entries left over from law school classes—the trick is discovering the contests themselves. Fortunately, there are a number of useful resources which compile contest announcements. Here are some of the Goodson Blogson’s favorites:
- Legal Writing Competitions Blog (http://legalwritingcompetitions.blogspot.com): A great place for the latest announcements, compiled by the University of Arkansas School of Law.
- University of Idaho Legal Writing Competitions (http://www.law.uidaho.edu/default.aspx?pid=77379): Frequently-updated and organized by subject as well as by deadline.
- University of Richmond Essay Competitions for Law Students (http://law.richmond.edu/essaycontests/list.php): Another great compilation from a law school, sortable by subject, deadline, sponsor, and (for the greedy) prize value.
- American Bar Association Legal Writing Competitions Page (http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/writing-contests/): A one-stop shop for all competitions sponsored by the various sections of the ABA.