2017 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights

DEADLINE: By 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)/5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 27, 2017.

If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law invite submissions for the twelfth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.
 
SCOPE AND THEMES
The co-sponsoring organizations seek student scholarship exploring reproductive rights and justice issues in the United States. Writing that amplifies lesser-heard voices, suggests innovative solutions, and takes into account the realities and the lived experiences of the people most affected by reproductive oppression are encouraged, along with students thinking expansively about reproductive rights and justice (RR/RJ) and to analyze issues using an intersectional lens--considering the impact of demographic and institutional factors such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and immigration status.

This year, the Writing Prize invites submissions on all reproductive rights and justice topics. The suggested theme is: Balancing Burdens and Benefits after Whole Woman'e Health v. Hellerstedt.  Please refer to the Call for Submissions for guidance on this theme as well as additional requirements.
 
PRIZES
The first place winning submission will have a presumption of publishability and receive expedited review the New York University School of Law's Review of Law and Social Change. Winning authors will also receive:
  • $750 (1st place),
  • $500 (2nd place),
  • $250 (3rd place)
in addition to a copy of Melissa Murray's and Kristin Luker's Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice.
 
SUBMISSION
Click here to submit your applications for the Sarah Weddington Writing Prize. Entries must be received by 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)/5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 27, 2017.
 
QUESTIONS
E-mail questions to submissions@ifwhenhow.org.
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