Many external organizations sponsor writing competitions for law students in particular subject areas and generally offer cash prizes along with the possibility of publication. For some of these competitions, students can use coursework, R&W papers or law review comments. Students should check these opportunities regularly.
Current opportunities and deadlines
Nov. 18, 2011 Securities Law Writing Competition
Dec. 1, 2011 American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
April 2, 2012 Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium Prize | Application packet (PDF)