The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Competition Website


The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that “promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession,” the core mission of the American Inns of Court.


The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.




  • Review and follow the Warren E. Burger Prize Rules
  • Complete the Warren E. Burger Cover Page before submitting your essay
  • Send a completed cover page with the required materials no later than July 1, 2015
  • Submissions should be addressed Cindy Dennis, American Inns of Court, 1229 King Street, Second Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • For additional information, contact Cindy Dennis at (571) 319-4703, or e-mail Cindy

The winning essay will be selected by August 31, 2015.

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