External Scholarships & Writing Competitions

Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition, Deadline July 1, 2019

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 required. Papers must conform to Bluebook requirements and may include footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted.

All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2019. Papers should be submitted by e-mail to jrclsdc @gmail.com in pdf and/or docx formats. The cover email should note the word count of the paper being submitted. A current resume should also be included. You will receive e-mail confirmation of your submission. Questions regarding submission may be directed to jrclsdc @gmail.com.

1st place / $4,000
2nd place / $3,000
3rd place / $2,000
4th place / four $1,000 all cash awards