Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the legal profession and women’s rights. NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper, and enrich the profession. The annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition encourages and rewards original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law.
Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law.
Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2012-13 school year. The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
Essays will be judged based on content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. The National Association of Women Lawyers will also publish the winning essay in NAWL’s Women Lawyer’s Journal in the summer of 2013.
For information on submission and formatting guidelines, visit the NAWL website.