Legislation Competition

The 2022 Legislation Competition has closed.

The prompt and submission guidelines are available here.

Winning submissions are eligible for the following prizes:

  • Recognition at JLPP’s Spring symposium, “College Athletics and Employment Law: A Conversation about Intercollegiate Sports and the Aftermath of NCAA v. Alston” on Friday, April 1, 2022.
  • A cash price ($250 for the winning entry, $150 for the runner-up)
  • Publication in JLPP’s online companion, Quorum
  • 1L winners will also gain automatic admission to JLPP

The winning submission, Regulating Collegiate Athletics: Forging New Ground for the Institute-Athlete Relationship by Madison Lahey, is now available on Quorum.

About the Competition

After several years’ hiatus, Legis is proud to announce that it is reviving the annual N.Y.U. Legislation Competition. First held in 2014, the Competition seeks to engage the creativity and intelligence of the N.Y.U. Law student body  in solving pressing policy and regulatory problems. The competition is open to all students at N.Y.U. School of Law (including first-year students). The competition is particularly focused on the art of policy advocacy through academic research and legislative drafting.

All participants in the Competition will receive a written prompt asking them to critique a piece of legislation currently before Congress. Competitors are encouraged to propose amendments, introduce new sections, argue for alternatives to the bill, or substantively analyze why it should remain as is. Submissions will be graded by a Competition Committee for content, creativity, feasibility, form, and persuasiveness.


Past Competitions

2021  Prompt | Winner | Runner Up

2020 Winner

2015 Winner

2014 Winner