If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law are pleased to announce the winners of the sixteenth annual Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights & Justice. Congratulations!
- First place: “COVID: A Silver Linings Playbook: Mobilizing Pandemic Era Success Stories to Advance Reproductive Justice” by Anna Reed, 2021 J.D. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.
- Second place: “Timing Legal Parenthood” by Noy Naaman, 2023 S.J.D. Candidate at University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
- Third place: “Fewer of Whom? Climate-based Population Policies Infringe on Marginalized People’s Reproductive Autonomy” by Rachel Zacharias, 2021 J.D. Candidate at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- Honorable mention: “Lurking in the Shadows: The Supreme Court’s Unseen Effort to Erode Abortion Rights” by Emily Marcus, 2023 J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School.
The first place winning submission has a presumption of publishability and will receive expedited review by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. Winning authors will also receive cash prizes of $750, $500, or $250 and a copy of Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice.
The Writing Prize encourages innovative analysis and advocacy in writing about reproductive rights and justice issues. We encourage writing that amplifies lesser-heard voices, applies an intersectional, reproductive justice lens to legal thinking, offers anti-essentialist analysis, and suggests innovative solutions that take into account the practical realities and lived experiences of the people affected by the various forms of subordination and reproductive oppression in the United States. The suggested theme for 2021 was “Supporting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Beyond Roe v. Wade.”
For questions or further information, contact Cammie Dodson, Professional Development Manager, at [email protected].