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 $10,000 prize pool!

Open to all Baylor Law students, 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.

Baylor Law offers the Ultimate Writer thanks to the gracious underwriting of Lisa and Charlie (’86) Frazier of Alexander Dubose Jefferson LLP and Kirk Pittard (’99) and the law firm of Durham, Pittard & Spalding LLP. The Fraziers support Baylor Law’s writing program through their Endowed Fund for Excellence in Writing.

1st Place: $8,000 Cash Prize

2nd Place: $1,500 Cash Prize

3rd Place: $500 Cash Prize

Register for the 2023 Ultimate Writer Competition

Registration Closes at 5pm on Friday, February 10, 2023


Read About the 2022 Ultimate Writer Competition


Charles and Lisa Endowed Fund for Excellence in Writing at Baylor Law

Charlie and Lisa Frazier believe in the power of the written word to communicate ideas, express trust, and influence society.  The evolution of technology benefits many aspects of our culture creating both challenges and opportunities regarding the impact and importance of the written word. In support of Baylor Law’s reputation as a practical, practice ready law school, the Charles and Lisa Endowed Fund for Excellence in Writing at Baylor Law is created to support the enhanced and intentional efforts to teach, mentor, and develop distinctive and quality legal writing.  In addition, it is Charlie and Lisa’s purpose to elevate and engrain in students a desire to hone writing skills.