The Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition was created to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers.
Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000 - 13,000 words, including footnotes. Eligible papers must be typed, thoroughly cited and presented in a format suitable for publication, with no additional editing requirements. Papers must conform to bluebook requirements and may includes footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted.
All papers will be reviewed for their conformity to the above requirements and for their substantive treatment of the topic. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Top entries will receive the following awards:
First Place: $4000 cash award.
Second Place: $3000 cash award.
Third Place: $2000 cash award.
Honorable Mention: Four $1000 cash award.
All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2016.