Research, Writing Competitions, & Calls for Papers

2017 Diversity Writing Competition (LSAC Diversity Committee)
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Topic: Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession
Notes: There are three levels of competition (1L, 2L, and 3-4L) and the winner of each level will receive a $5,000 cash prize

The Canadian Bar Association’s essay contests

The Canadian Bar Association’s essay contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. And for the best submissions, we are awarding $250 – $2,500 in cash prizes –enter today for your chance to win!


Feb. 28, 2017
Administrative Law: Paul Smith Memorial Award
Construction and Infrastructure Law: The Atrium
Environmental, Energy & Resources Law: Gowling WLG – David Estrin Prize
Health Law
Intellectual Property
Real Property

Apr. 30, 2017
Military Law: Sword & Scale Competition

Jun. 30, 2017
Competition Law: James H. Bocking Memorial Award

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