2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
The National Association of Women Lawyers established the annual Selma Moidel
Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original
law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Entrants
should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the
status of women in the law. The most recent winning paper was
"Prosecutorial Indiscretion: District Attorneys' Misuse of Alabama's
Chemical Endangerment Law to Criminalize Pregnant Women's Substance
Abuse" written by Amy Kokot, Catholic University of America, Columbus
School of Law (pdf).
The author of the winning essay will
receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay
in NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal in Fall 2014.