The Ultimate Writer Competition

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The Legal Writing Program at Baylor Law is proud to host its annual legal writing competition. The format and the prize pool distinguish this competition from any comparable legal writing competition.

Baylor Law's The Ultimate Writer features a $5,000 prize pool and a prestigious clerkship opportunity!

The Ultimate Writer Competition tests competitors' abilities to review a packet of materials and draft a real-world legal document based on the packet and writing prompt. This competition will provide a rewarding opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills in a practical legal setting.

Charlie and Lisa Frazier have graciously agreed to underwrite this competition, and the competition’s sponsor is the appellate law firm of Durham, Pittard, & Spaulding, LLP.

The top three finishers win an interview opportunity for a clerkship with Durham, Pittard, & Spaulding, LLP. in Dallas, Texas, plus a cash prize.


1st Place: $3,000 Cash Prize

2nd Place: $1,500 Cash Prize

3rd Place: $500 Cash Prize

2021 Competition Details:

Five entrants will win Honorable Mention. All Baylor Law students enrolled as of September 1, 2020, are eligible to enter the competition. Deadlines and key dates are as follows:

January 25, 2021    •    Registration opens at 9:00am

February 7, 2021   •   Registration closes at 5:00pm

February 8, 2021    •   Prompt issued and competition opens for entries at 9:00am

February 15, 2021    •   Submission deadline at 5:00pm

Week of March 1, 2021   •   Winners and finalists announced

Registration opens January 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Register online at

You must register before 5pm on February 7 in order to compete.

For questions, please contact