ABA Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

September 30, 2020

Awarded By

American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law

Award Amount

Two first-place awards (one each in Division I and II) of $5,000, two second-place awards (one each in Division I and II) of $2,500, and one third-place award of $1,000 (given in Division I). All awards are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable. Winning entries will be considered for publication in the Public Contract Law Journal.


Five awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Papers prepared for law school credit are eligible for entry in the competition, provided the work is original and the editing and citation work have been done by the author. Joint papers are not acceptable. Articles prepared for law review, or publication elsewhere, are eligible for the competition provided they are not published prior to Jan. 15, and provided that the author certifies that all work submitted is his/her work product, without substantial editing from others. The competition will be conducted in two divisions. Each division will be judged separately, and separate prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division. Division I is open to candidates for a J.D. degree attending law schools within the United States and its possessions. Division II is open to lawyers under the age of 36 years or admitted to practice less than five years as of Sept. 30, and candidates for an L.L.M. degree attending law schools within the United States and its possessions. The judges may withhold some or all of the awards if the submissions are not of notable quality. In the event of a tie, the award will be shared.

Deadline Info

This is a writing competition. For more information regarding the competition, students should visit the Public Contract Law Journal website or write to Karen Manos using the contact information provi ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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