If/When/How graphic with a black and white photo to the left that shows a shelf of law report book spines. In the upper left corner is an If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice logo. To the right is a dark blue rectangle with text announcing the 2021 Writing Prize winners. At the top, capitalized in white text is "If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice present the." Below this is bold, yellow text that reads, "2021 Writing Prize Winners." Under this is the list of the winners in descending order: 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 2021 Writing Prize Winners Are In!

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!

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.

If/When/How thanks everyone who submitted an entry this year. There were many wonderful articles that exhibited exceptional writing and research and profound understanding and analysis of reproductive rights and justice. If/When/How is also grateful to the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice for co-sponsoring the writing prize, the preliminary readers and academic judges for their hard work and thoughtful evaluation, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice for promoting student scholarship.

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].