Writing Competitions

The Law School Admission Council Diversity Committee Writing Competition

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is committed to fostering diversity in law school and the legal profession. Currently, through its Diversity Committee, LSAC sponsors and funds a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the diversity of the legal profession. These initiative include organizing national and regional pipeline workshops that promote the development of outreach and early educational programs for students from diverse backgrounds; offering grants to support diversity initiatives at LSAC member law schools; maintaining databases and websites such as DiscoverLaw.org with information, resources, and programs that encourage students of color, students living with a disability, and LGBTO students to pursue a legal career and equip them with the tools for successful admission and graduation from law school; and engaging in ongoing collaborative programs and projects with prelaw advisors and student at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

Constitutional Environment Law Writing Competition

The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by judges and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protection. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy or application of environmental law continue to be made. ELI invites law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environment law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond PC, one of the nation's premier environmental law firms.

Richmond Law Journal of Law and Technology Writing Competition

The University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the 2017 biennial Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize. This writing competition allows current students from ABA-accredited law schools to compete for cash prizes as well as the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond's Journal of Law and Technology.

The Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize includes three separate awards offered to law students who have submitted exemplary papers. The first place article will receive $1,250 and the second place article will receive $750. In addition, one law student from The University of Richmond School of Law will receive the Rick Klau Prize of $200.