Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clerkships and Writing Contests

One thing I did not take advantage enough when I was in law school was the writing contests. There was this bulletin board across from our Career Services office with postings of all these random writing contests, with some really great prizes, usually monetary and the chance of getting the paper published! If you are in a journal you could easily do a google search and try to find a writing contest with the same subject area as your article. Or you could just research writing contest or check out that bulletin board and write a paper, submit it, and see if maybe you win! I don't think nearly enough students take advantage of these opportunities. Below is a list of a few opportunities. Check it out. You can't win if you don't try!

The Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law.

The ABA Section of Business Law is sponsoring its 23rd Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.

Entertainment Law Initiative (GRAMMY) Writing Contest

Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition (topic is employment law)

Here's a list of various ABA scholarships and writing contests.

1 comment:

  1. Your post is so true, there's great opportunities out there and free money to collect. I found a very helpful list on with many similar scholarships.