Have you written, or are you about to write, a paper that fulfills the upperclass writing requirement? Then you might want to consider entering it into a legal writing competition.
Benefits of winning a competition include not only prize money but the right to mention the award on your resume and in job interviews. In addition, many sponsoring organizations will publish the winning entry or invite the author to present his or her paper at a conference. Winning may also make it more likely that a law review will publish your article.