Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest

Deadline: 03/09/2018

Competition Website

Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers

For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers’ Professional Liability

$5,000 Prize & a free trip to the LPL National Legal Malpractice Conference!

Deadline for Submission

ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on March 9, 2018.
MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by March 9, 2018.

Contest Mission

The contest encourages original and innovative  research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional  liability insurance and loss prevention.


* Cash award of $5,000.

* All-expense-paid trip to the Spring 2018 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, DC, April 25–27, 2018.


The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2018 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

Read the 2017 Winning Essay
Read the 2017 Contest Hypothetical

Read the 2016 Winning Essay
Read the 2016 Contest Hypothetical

Read the 2015 Winning Essay
Read the 2015 Contest Hypothetical


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