Law Student Writing Competitions help you stand out

Looking for a way to build your resume and help you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market?  Seek out opportunities to be published!  Law student writing competitions are a great way to do this.  Below are details about a competition currently underway with the National Law Review.

NLR 2010 Law Student Writing Competition
Submissions are now being accepted for consideration for publication in the June issue of the National Law Review (NLR).  The featured topic for the June 2010 issue is Banking & Financial Law. Students are encouraged to submit articles addressing this topic, but may also submit entries covering current issues related to other areas of the law. The deadline for entries is May 24!

The winning articles from this month’s NLR 2010 Law Student Writing Competition will be published online in June 2010. The top article(s) chosen will be featured in the NLR monthly magazine prominently displayed on the NLR home page. Up to 25 runner-up articles will also be posted in the NLR searchable database.

Why Students Should Submit Articles:
• Students have the opportunity to publicly display their legal knowledge and skills.
• The student’s photo, biography, and contact information will be posted with each article, allowing for professional recognition and exposure.
• Winning articles are published alongside those written by respected attorneys from Am Law 200 firms and other prominent firms.
• Student postings will remain in the NLR online database for up to two years, easily accessed by potential employers.

The NLR also sends out monthly e-mail newsletters featuring links of targeted articles to subscribers such as in-house counsel and upper-level managers in a variety of industries. In addition, relevant NLR articles are also featured in the “Legal Updates” or “Research” sections on the Web sites of several professional associations.

Complete contest rules are available online.