Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law

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 daj@lawnet.ucla.edu 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.

  • Masthead

    Volume 20 | 2021 Masthead

    Editor-In-Chief
    SKYLER ROSS

    Chief Articles Editors
    NICHOLAS MILLER, TIFFANY SARCHET

    Chief Note Editor
    EMILY OWEN

    Senior Editor
    AK SHEE

    Articles Editors
    BRYSON CULVER
    VAL ERZE
    DYLAN LEE
    TREVOR MULLIN
    JACK SHEAN
    WILL TENTINDO

    Managing Editor
    MATTHEW GARDNER

    Associate Editor
    MICHELLE SHIN

    Production Editor
    JENNIFER YU

    Business Manager
    ALEC PRESSLY

    Outreach Manager
    WILL TENTINDO

    Staff
    TBD

    Faculty / Williams Institute Advisor
    LUIS A. VASQUEZ

    Assistant Director of Publications
    LIZ PURVIS

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