Student Writing Competition – Dukeminier Awards
The Dukeminier Awards Best Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Review Articles
2019 Student Writing Competition
Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2019
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 2019-2020 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 not be previously published or scheduled for publication. In addition, students who submit notes promise exclusive submission to the Dukeminier Student Writing Competition until January 15, 2020. This means that the submission should not be in consideration at other journals before this date.
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, juries, international comparative law, administrative law, criminal law, constitutional law, and evidence law.
Entries should follow standard Note format, including Bluebook (20th 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 and 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced. The page limit includes footnotes. Entries containing endnotes or including appendices or supplemental material will not be considered.
How to Enter
Entrants may choose to either submit their entry by email. All entries must be received on or before Sunday, December 15, 2019. 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 should be in Microsoft Word format and sent to email@example.com with the subject line “Writing Competition Submission.”
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.