Each year, scholars, lawyers, judges, and law students throughout the United States publish hundreds of law review articles concerning various aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The Williams Institute and students at the UCLA School of Law initiated the Dukeminier Awards to acknowledge and distribute the best of these articles.
The goals of the journal and its awards are to encourage scholars to begin or continue writing about sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy; provide valuable recognition and support for scholars, law students, and lawyers who write in this area; and provide easy access to each year’s best scholarly materials for those outside of legal academia, including lawyers, judges, other legal actors, and policy makers. Those who receive a Dukeminier Award will have their article republished in the Dukeminier Awards Journal. To see past winners and learn more about eligibility, please visit here.
The Dukeminier Awards Journal is edited in partnership with the Williams Institute and staffed by students at the UCLA School of Law. Staff recruitment of first-year students begins in the spring. Interested 1Ls may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Student Writing Competition
The Dukeminier Awards Student Writing Competition annually recognizes the best original law review note written by a student in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The First Place winner will receive the Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for Student Scholarship, a cash award of $1,000, and will be published in the Dukeminier Awards Journal. To see past winners and learn more about eligibility, please visit here.