NLR Law Student Writing Competition, Illinois: Submit by Last Date of Every Month

The National Law Review (NLR) consolidates practice-oriented legal analysis from a variety of sources for easy access by lawyers, paralegals, law students and other professionals who wish to better understand specific legal issues relevant to their work.

The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the website. No entry fee is required. Applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries each month.

  • Winning submissions will be published according to specified dates.
  • Entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website.
  • Each winning article will be displayed accompanied by the student’s photo, biography, contact information, law school logo, and any copyright disclosure.
  • All winning articles will remain in the NLR database for two years (subject to earlier removal upon request of the law school).

In addition, the NLR sends links to targeted articles to specific professional groups via e-mail. The NLR also posts links to selected articles on the “Legal Issues” or “Research” sections of various professional organizations.

NLR, at its sole discretion, may distribute any winning entry in such a manner, but does not make any such guarantees nor does NLR represent that this is part of the prize package.

Topics: 

  • ​President Trump and current administration
  • Tax Issues
  • Immigration enforcement and policy
  • Employment Issues – Ban the Box Laws, Minimum Wage, Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination

*Articles covering current issues related to other areas of the law may also be submitted.*

Manuscript requirements:

For manuscript requirement, click here.

Guidelines:

Entries must be submitted via email to lawschools@natlawreview.com by
5:00 pm Central Standard Time by the last day of the month.

Articles will be judged by NLR staff members on the basis of readability, clarity, organization, and timeliness. Tone should be authoritative, but not overly formal.

Ideally, articles should be straightforward and practical, containing useful information of interest to legal and business professionals.

Judges reserve the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries merit selection for publication by NLR. All judges’ decisions are final. All submissions are subject to the NLR’s Terms of Use.

Students are not required to transfer copyright ownership of their winning articles to the NLR. However, all articles submitted must be clearly identified with any applicable copyright or other proprietary notices.

The NLR will accept articles previously published by another publication, provided the author has the authority to grant the right to publish it on the NLR site.

Do not submit any material that infringes upon the intellectual property or privacy rights of any third party, including a third party’s unlicensed copyrighted work.

Contact:

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