Thursday, June 11, 2009

April 15, 2010; $2,500; William Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship

The Alliance Defense Fund has released the new rules for the 2009-2010 William Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship writing competition. Nothing but the dates have changed from your post last year. $2,500 cash prize; papers must be submitted by April 15, 2010.

1. Eligibility: Law students of any faith currently enrolled and in good standing in a J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. program at an American law school or its international equivalent are eligible to enter. Students, who already have a J.D. or its equivalent, and are currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program are also eligible to enter. Submission of a paper and 6 copies with a cover page, as described below, constitutes entry. Students may enter more than one paper.

2. Writing Topic: This year’s writing topic is a semi-open topic. Any paper submitted that otherwise complies with the rules will be considered if it meets the following topical criteria: Scholarly material of publishable quality that advocates a legal position consistent with ADF’s perspectives and mission as set forth on its web site at and that addresses one or more issues in the areas of religious liberty, sanctity of life, and/or family values.

PDF of the rules is here:

Scholarship info is here:


Image: scenic view from Arkansas Hwy 270, near Hot Springs; June 10, 2009