Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Each year, Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—sponsors a legal writing competition to recognize an outstanding note or comment written by a law student who is associated with a student-edited law review or journal. This award has the distinction of being the only national award for student authors that places no limitation on subject matter.
Scribes invites law schools to submit one outstanding student note or comment that has been, or will be, published between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. The competition will be judged by the Scribes Law-Review Committee. The winning journal and the author of the winning note or comment will each receive a plaque.
Scribes was founded in 1953 with the goal of recognizing legal writers and improving legal writing. Its members consist of judges, lawyers, law professors, and students who served on law reviews or journals. Scribes also publishes its own journal, The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, and offers two national awards in addition to the Law-Review Award.
To get an entry form or for any questions, contact Scribes Executive Director Philip Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your nomination by January 15, 2020. If the article has already been published you can also send the citation to that email address with a note that you're nominating it for the Scribes Law-Review Award.