ABAS Law Student Writing Competition

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ABAS Law Student Writing Competition

American Bar Association Section is pleased to announce the Law Student Writing Competition. This competition is open to any law school student in good standing, over the age of 21, who is currently attending an ABA-accredited law school within the United States.

The competition is designed to attract students to the antitrust law and consumer protection law field and to strongly encourage scholarship in these areas.

The goal of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition is to encourage and reward law student writings on antitrust law and competition law subjects of general and current interest.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Open to any lawschool student in good standing, over the age of 21.
  • who is currently attending an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions, and
  • who is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To apply, the applicants must download the application form and must be submitted electronically in PDF format, as an attachment to an email message to Deborah.Morgan@americanbar.org with the subject line, “Antitrust Writing Competition Entry”


  • Officers, employees, and agents of the ABA and their immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win.
  • Entrants must submit an original article, which has already been published or which is scheduled to be published no later than March 31, 2019, on a current topic dealing with antitrust or consumer protection law.
  • The Selection Committee will interpret the scope of the subject broadly to ensure that the Competition affords the greatest degree of flexibility in writing on these subject areas.
  • Entrants are encouraged to submit subjects of national interest.
  • formatted for standard, 8-1/2 x 11-inch paper, and double-spaced.
  • All margins must be one-inch.
  • Essays must not exceed 50 pages double-spaced typed text, including footnotes.
  • Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant.
  • The Entry Form should be printed, signed (digital signature also accepted), scanned and then attached to the email message which submits the writing competition entry.
  • If the official Entry Form and required release are not fully completed, signed, and submitted with an entry, the entry will be disqualified.
  • Proper submission of all required forms constitutes acceptance of all conditions set forth in these rules


  • The winner will receive $2,500 cash, a one-year free membership in the Section of Antitrust Law, and
  •  free round-trip airfare (if outside the Washington, DC area) and three nights’ accommodations to attend the Section’s Annual Spring Meeting, March 28-30, 2019 in Washington, DC (airfare, hotel accommodations, and luncheon ticket are valued at approximately $1,000).
  • The winner will also be announced in an upcoming issue of Antitrust, the Section’s magazine, and Antitrust Source, the Section’s e-magazine.

Application Deadline:

Entries must be received by the section no later than 5:00 pm CST, January 31, 2019

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