Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Feminist Jurisprudence, June 1, 2009, $1,000

The Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest; Sponsored by the Women and the Law and Legal Rhetoric Programs of American University, Washington College of Law

June 1, 2009 deadline; $1,000 prize for winning essay

Contest rules:

* The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools (JD or LL.M./LL.B.)
* Entries should reflect a creative feminist approach to the law.
* Entries must be original, unpublished work.
* Entries must not exceed 50 pages, including notes.
* Co-authored essays are allowed
* Submissions will be judged by a panel of scholars and attorneys.
* The winning author will be invited to Washington College of Law to receive the award during the academic year.

Previous winning essays, many of which are available online (link) include:

2008- Michelle Larson-Krieg, Comparable Worth in Minnesota and Ontario: Implications for U.S. Policy

2007- Wendy Yang, Is Recognizing the Monetary Value of Housework Sufficient in Achieving Gender Equality: Assessing Taiwan's §1003-1 and §1018-1’s potential impact on Taiwan's road toward gender equality

2006- Monica S. Devens, Wartime Sex Crimes as "War Crimes" and "Crimes Against Humanity": A Developing International Understanding

2005- Gina Zejdlik, Human Trafficking in Italy and The United States - a comparative analysis

2004- Dana V. Kaplan, Women of the West: The evolution of marital property laws in the southwestern United States and their effect on Mexican-American women

2003- Eric Bentley, How Title IX Should be Interpreted to Afford Women the Opportunities They Deserve in Intercollegiate Athletics (Published in the Sports Lawyer Journal Vol.11 Page 89 (2004))

2002: - Amy Klosterman, Easing the Burden for Female Refugees: The I.N.S. Must Adhere to New International Asylum Standards Regarding Gender-Related Persecution


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