Writing Competitions

The UNLV Health Law Program encourages students who examine health law and/or bioethics topics in their seminar papers, capstone papers, law journal notes, directed research papers, and other writing assignments to submit their papers to the following writing competitions, as appropriate:

The Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and Mercer University School of Law. Prizes range from $300 to $1000.  The next submission deadline is June 9, 2017.

The H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition, sponsored by the Food and Drug Law Institute. Prizes range from $1000 to $4000.  The next submission deadline is June 12, 2017.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Center for Professional Ethics and Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, are seeking article submissions examining the intersection of health, aging, and professional ethics. Paper submissions of between 10,000 and 30,000 words shall be made to HAPEPrize@case.edu.  The student prize is $500.  The next submission deadline is August 1, 2017.  

The American University Washington College of Law (WCL) Third Annual National Health Law Writing Competition. Prizes range from $500 to $1000 and possible publication in the WCL Health Law and Policy Brief. The next submission deadline will be sometime in November 2017.

The Annual Health Law Student Writing Competition, sponsored by the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. Prizes range from publication and travel funds to a $500 honorarium. The next submission deadline will be sometime in December 2017.

The Third Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition.  Prizes range from $1500 to $1000 and possible publication in the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. The next submission deadline will be in January 2018.

The 2017 American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics. Prizes range from $250 to $1000 and presentation at the Annual ACLM Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next submission deadline will be in January 2018.

The 2017 American College of Legal Medicine Loletta M. Orr Postdoctoral Student Writing Competition. Prizes range from $500 to $1000 and presentation at the Annual ACLM Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next submission deadline will be in January 2018.

The Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law's Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration at Florida State University.  The prize for law students is $250. The next submission deadline will be in January 2018.

The 19th Annual Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition, sponsored by Epstein Becker Green. Prizes range from $500 to $4000.  The next submission deadline will be in January 2018.

The 2017 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights. Prizes range from $250 to $750 and publication in the New York University School of Law's Review of Law and Social Change.   The next submission deadline will be in February 2018.