Writing Competitions

Environmental Law 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, while other parties have brought constitutional and common-law claims in support of preserving or expanding environmental protections. ELI invites law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental 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.

Notre Dame Law School Legal Ethic Competition

The Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics writing competition sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School. Through the generosity of one of our benefactors, the best submission on any legal ethics topic will win a $2,500 prize. Ant current student an American or Canadian law school may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic. The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic of the essay in question. Please note that the submission deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018.

Cybersecurity Awareness Week Law & Policy Competition

The CSAW 2017 Law & Policy competition seeks teams of students with law, policy, engineering, and other backgrounds to enter a unique competition involving compelling issues at the intersection of cybersecurity, law, and technology. Teams will respond to a first-round prompt with a 3,000 word submission by October 1, 2017. Finalists will have the opportunity to expand their papers and receive funding to compete in oral arguments before a panel of judges at the CSAW conference in New York.