Student Writing Competition – Dukeminier Awards
The Dukeminier Awards Best Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Review Articles
2015 Student Writing Competition
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
The Dukeminier Awards Student Writing Competition annually recognizes the best student note on issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity in the law.
The First Place Jeffrey S. Haber award is $1,000.
The competition is open to students enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during the 2015-2016 academic year. Students of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.
Entry topics should focus on a cutting-edge legal issue affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender communities. Entries should have been written during 2015 and should not be previously published or scheduled for publication.
Prior topics include legal issues involving the intersection of sexual orientation and/or gender identity with the following themes: parenting, racial and ethnic identities, employment, youth, transgender issues, intersex issues, bisexual erasure, marriage, social movements, sports, international comparative law, administrative law, criminal law, constitutional law, and evidence law. We are also interested in submissions covering novel topics, including those that challenge canonical LGBT literature by highlighting the experiences and writing of marginalized people.
Entries should follow standard note format, including Bluebook (19th edition) citation form. All entries must be submitted in English. Each entry should be no longer than 40 single-sided pages with one-inch margins. The article text should be 12-point, double-spaced Times New Roman font. The page limit includes footnotes, which should be 10-point, single-spaced Times New Roman font. Entries containing end notes or including appendices or supplemental material will not be considered.
How to Enter
Entrants may choose to submit their note by either email or regular mail. All entries must be received on or before December 1, 2015. Entrants should not include their name or the name of their school on the competition paper itself. Instead, participants should submit a cover page indicating their name, school, address, email address, and phone number. Entries by email should be in Microsoft Word format and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Writing Competition Submission.”
Mailed entries should be sent to:
The Dukeminier Awards Writing Competition
The Williams Institute
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
This award is named in memory of Jesse J. Dukeminier (1925-2003), who was a member of the UCLA School of Law faculty for forty years.