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.
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.
Lisa and Charlie Frazier (’86) of Alexander Dubose Jefferson LLP graciously underwrite the Ultimate Writer through their Endowed Fund for Excellence in Writing at Baylor Law. The appellate law firm of Kelly, Durham, and Pittard, LLP, in Dallas, Texas sponsors clerk opportunities for the top Ultimate Writer students.
The top three finishers win an interview opportunity for a clerkship with Durham, Pittard, & Spaulding, LLP. in Dallas, Texas, plus a cash prize.
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’ purpose to elevate and engrain in students a desire to hone writing skills.
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
You must register before 5pm on February 7 in order to compete.
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