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 seventeenth annual Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights & Justice. Congratulations!
- First place: “Willful Disregard: How Ignoring Structural Racism in Maternal Mortality has led Black Women to Become Invisible in Their Own Crisis” by Logan Jackson, 2023 J.D. Candidate at Stetson University College of Law.
- Second place: “Serving Only to Oppress: An Intersectional and Critical Race Analysis of Constitutional Originalism Inflicting Harm” by Ethan Dawson, 2023 J.D. Candidate at Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law.
- Third place: “Limitations of Menstrual Equity Advocacy and a Path Towards Justice” by Allyson Crays, 2024 J.D. Candidate at Northeastern University School of Law.
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, 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 2022 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].