Award Details

Award Name

Student Writing Competition

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Student
Award Sponsor

Sports Lawyers Association

  • Choose a current issue in Sports Law and advocate a position.
  • Each entry is limited to 3,000 words maximum, not including a title of reasonable length (footnotes and references included).
  • Must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF and uploaded here
  • Each entrant must be a current law or LLM student 18 years of age or older.
  • Paper(s) must be received by March 20, 2023, at 5 pm Pacific time (no exceptions).
  • The entrant warrants that the submitted entry is original and unpublished.
  • Co-authorship of a manuscript is not permitted in the contest.
  • Each author may submit only one entry.
  • Previous winners and/or finalists are ineligible.
  • $5,000 will be awarded for first place selection and submission will be published in the Sports Lawyers Journal (subject to SLA's editorial standards)
  • $3,000 awarded for second-place selection
  • $2,000 awarded for third-place selection
  • All four finalists will receive a complimentary registration for the 2023 SLA Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Los Angles L.A. Live (recipients recognized and the final order of awards presented at the SLA Annual Meeting in Los Angles). Winners need not be present at the announcement.
  • Winners are solely responsible for taxes on their prize winnings and must provide SLA with social security number for tax reporting purposes.

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 5000

First Place

Monetary Prize
$ 3000

Second Place

Monetary Prize
$ 2000

Third Place