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Law Student Writing Competition

Each year, PMC challenges law students to examine an issue impacting Pennsylvania's judiciary and write an essay supporting their arguments and/or proposed solutions.

2020 Competition - $5,000 Prize

The 2020 Writing Competition is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly.

Topic: Should judges be permitted to speak out on their decisions? Describe and support your position.

Who: This competition was open to 2L and 3L students at all Pennsylvania law schools, as well as Rutgers Law School Camden & Newark.

Past Winners

2019 - Zane Podsobinski, Duquesne Law '19

2017 - Christina Gallagher, Penn State Law '17