The Legal Writing Center's bulletin boards (located outside of room 400) contain the most up-to-date information regarding all current legal writing competitions advertized through the law school. These writing competition opportunities are posted on the bulletin boards as soon as we receive notice of them, so please check back frequently; new competitions arrive weekly.
UM Carey Law Students: If you are considering entering a paper in a competition and want to brush up on scholarly writing tips or citation information, please check out the Legal Writing Center’s Blackboard page; this page contains a large collection of resources and information available to you to assist you with all aspects of your writing.
Guide to ExpressO for Students
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law underwrites support for students who wish to use ExpressO to submit a paper for publication.
In 2006, the law school established an area within the DigitalCommons@ UM Carey Law repository of law school scholarship to collect and highlight outstanding student papers.
This collection features published articles and articles accepted for publication that were written by University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students, as well as outstanding papers written by our law school's students for national, legal writing competitions. Please note that journal articles accepted for this repository are those published by outside journals only; this collection does not include articles published in any of the University of Maryland School of Law's journals.
If your paper qualifies for this collection and you would like your paper added to it, please email 1) an abstract, 2) the paper, and 3) the name of the journal the paper will be published in and expected publication date, or the sponsor name and details about the specific writing competition the paper won an award through, to: Writing Program Coordinator, and Legal Writing Program Director.
Please carefully review the abstract and paper you send to us before submitting them, as they will be posted exactly as received. Accordingly, please also remove any personal contact information from your documents that you do not want displayed on our website.
After reviewing the paper and before it is posted, the Law Library will contact the copyright holder for you to obtain the necessary copyright permissions to include your paper in this Digital Repository.