Dukeminier Awards Journal

The Dukeminier Awards acknowledge the best law review articles concerning sexual orientation and gender identity each year. Recipients of the Dukeminier Award will have their article republished in the Dukeminier Awards Journal.

The Journal provides recognition and support for scholars and students who write in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity law. It also supplies lawyers, judges, and policymakers with access to the year’s best scholarly materials on the subject.

The Journal is named in memory of Jesse J. Dukeminier (1925–2003), a member of the UCLA School of Law faculty for 40 years.

Issue Selection

Articles selected for a Dukeminier Award are provocative, interesting, cutting edge, and supported by careful research and elegant writing.

To be eligible for a Dukeminier Award, a law review article must meet the following criteria:

  • related to sexual orientation or gender identity issues
  • written by a professor or practitioner (students are encouraged to apply for the Student Note Competition)
  • focused on the United States
  • originally published in a law journal (essays are eligible)
  • published in the prior academic year

If you would like to nominate an article for consideration, please email a copy of the article and the citation (article title, journal name, volume, page number and year) to

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for Student Scholarship

The Dukeminier Awards annually recognize the best law review note written by a student in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition is open to all students, regardless of degree track or progress, currently enrolled in a law school located within the United States or its territories. Students of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply. The first-place award appears in the Dukeminier Awards Journal.

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