Presenting the Tenth Annual Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center of Law and Studies announces the Tenth Annual Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. The purpose of the contest is to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also welcome to enter.

Interested applicants will submit a scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000-13,000 words, including footnotes. Eligible papers must be typed, thoroughly cited and presented in a format suitable for publication, with no additional editing required. Papers must conform to Bluebook requirements and may include footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted. 

All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2019. Papers should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] in pdf and/or docx formats. The cover email should note the word count of the paper being submitted. A current resume should also be included. You will receive e-mail confirmation of your submission. Questions regarding submission may be directed to [email protected]

Awards will be preseted at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The first place winner will receive $4000, second place $3000, third place $2000, and four honorable mentions $1000 each. 

For full details, please read the contest entry document