August 23, 2023
By If/When/How

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice invite submissions for the 18th annual Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights & Justice.

More information on how to apply, the length and type of accepted submissions, and on the suggested theme for this year’s prize are available here.

Winning authors will receive cash prizes: $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), or $250 (3rd place), and a copy of the textbook, Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice (Murray & Luker). The first-place winning submission will also be granted a “presumption of publishability” and receive expedited review by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.

The suggested theme for this year is “A Different World Is Possible: Repro Health, Rights, and Justice Post-Dobbs.” With the constitutional protection for abortion overturned by the Supreme Court, we encourage students to envision creative and expansive approaches to securing reproductive health, rights, and justice for all people. Submissions might explore topics that intersect with If/When/How’s strategic initiatives, such as removing barriers to abortion access and supporting those who seek reproductive care outside the clinical setting, combatting criminalization, strategies for securing reproductive rights at the state or local level, and public funding of reproductive health care through an intersectional, reproductive justice lens. All submissions on other reproductive rights and justice topics are welcomed.

For reference, 2022 Writing Prize winners are available here.