The Ultimate Writer Competition



The Writing Center at Baylor Law School is proud to introduce a new type of legal writing competition. The format and the prize pool distinguish this competition from all comparable legal writing competitions.

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

The Ultimate Writer Competition will test your 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 Kelly, Durham, and Pittard, LLP.

The top three finishers win an interview opportunity for a clerkship with Kelly, Durham, and Pittard, L.LP. in Dallas, Texas, plus a cash prize.

  • 1st place: $3,000 cash prize
  • 2nd place: $1,500 cash prize
  • 3rd place: $500 cash prize

Five entrants will win Honorable Mention. All Baylor Law students enrolled as of September 1, 2017, are eligible to enter the competition. Deadlines and key dates are as follows:

  • November 20, 2017: Competition opens for entries
  • November 29, 2017: Submission deadline
  • November 4, 2017: Winners announced
  • December 7, 2017: Awards ceremony

Entry instructions will be forthcoming. For questions, please contact Professor Scott Fraley.