American Indian Law Writing Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 31

Awarded By

American Indian Law Review, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Award Amount

Prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded to the first, second and third-place winners, respectively. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. In addition, the winning essays will be recognized in the 'American Indian Law Review' and will receive 'Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law,' provided by LEXIS.


Three awards offered annually.

Additional Information

All entries must have only one author, be previously unpublished, and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be judged on the following criteria: originality and timeliness of topic; knowledge and use of applicable legal principles; proper and articulate analysis of the issues; use of authorities and extent of research; logic and reasoning in analysis; ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy; clarity and organization; correctness of format and citations; grammar and writing style; and the strength and logic of conclusions. Papers will be judged by members of the legal profession with an interest in American Indian law and by the editors of the American Indian Law Review.

Deadline Info

Contest information is available on the University of Oklahoma College of Law website. To enter, the student must submit a paper on any issue concerning American Indian law; however, topics recentl ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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