Constance Baker Motley National StudentWriting Competition
This annual national writing competition honors the late Judge Cudahy’scontributions to the field of administrative law.
: The competition is open to all lawyers and lawstudents and awards a prize in each category.
: Submissions must focus on U.S. regulatory andadministrative law. The selection committee includes judges, academics,and practitioners in the field of administrative law.
Scholarship Prize: The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyerand law student) receives a cash prize of $1,500.
The winning papers will befeatured during the 2021 ACS National Convention and on ACS’s websiteand social media platforms. Coauthored submissions are eligible and, ifselected, the coauthors share the prize.
Deadline to Apply
: February 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM (in your local time zone)
The Richard D. Cudahy Writing CompetitionRegulatory and Administrative Law
This annual national student writing competition honors Constance BakerMotley, a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first Black womanappointed to the federal bench.
The competition is open to all law students whoare dues-paying ACS members.
Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis, andexpansion of legal scholarship. Possible paper topics include, but are notlimited to, voting rights, civil liberties, freedom of speech, LGBTQ+ rights,immigration, labor, money in politics, racial equality, religious freedom,Second Amendment, or the roles of state attorney generals. The selectioncommittee will include federal judges and leading academics.
The winning paper’s author will be awarded $3,000 andeach of the 2 runners-up will receive $1,000. The winning authors of the top3 papers will be featured during the 2021 ACS National Convention and onACS’s website and social media platforms. The top paper also receives anoffer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal ofConstitutional Law.
Deadline to Apply:
February 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM (in your local time zone)
The American Constitution Society is pleased to announce two annual nationalwriting competitions.
For more information and submission details for both writing competitions,visit: