Writing Competitions

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PLEASE NOTE: The competitions on this page are not administered by Washburn University or its School of Law. The organizations offering these awards are outside entities that privately support the competitions with their own funding. Applicants apply directly to the sponsoring organization, not Washburn University or its School of Law.

American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger
Deadline: Wednesday, 7/1/2015
Award: Winner - $5,000
Website: www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize
Topic: Write on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
Competition #20 (Added/Updated: Friday, 3/27/2015)

Tannenwald Writing Competition - Tax Law
Deadline: Wednesday, 7/1/2015
Award: 1st Place: $5,000; 2nd Place: $2,500; 3rd Place: $1,500
Website: www.tannenwald.org
Topic: Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).
Competition #21 (Added/Updated: Friday, 3/27/2015)

Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Wednesday, 10/7/2015
Award: $500 Winner
Website: www.WCLCenterforHR.org
TOPIC: The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender. Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc. Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.

Questions to: : TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu or call (202) 274.4180
Competition #22 (Added/Updated: Friday, 3/27/2015)

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