Criminal Justice Reform Writing Contest
The Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal Present: The Criminal Justice Reform National Writing Competition
Submissions for the 2023 contest are now closed and a winner has been notified. Keep an eye out for next years’ contest.
The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor of Law and Arizona State Law Journal are seeking applicants for the 2023 Criminal Justice Reform National Writing Competition to promote legal scholarship of criminal justice reform.
The amount of $1,000 in prize money will be awarded, and the winner’s article will be considered for publication in Arizona State Law Journal.
This national writing competition seeks to promote legal scholarship centering on criminal justice reform. Applicants are encouraged to write on any topic related to criminal justice reform with a focus on offering a recommendation or solution to the problem(s) being highlighted. Applicants are required to be enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school at the time of submission.
To learn more, please visit the Arizona State Law Journal.
The Arizona State Law Journal and the Academy for Justice’s selection focuses on clarity, accessibility of the arguments, practical relevance, measured tone, and non-partisan solutions in their decision.
How to apply?
To apply, email article submissions to AJ.ASLJ.email@example.com by July 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Winners were notified in August. The prize money was awarded, and the winner’s article will be considered for publication in Arizona State Law Journal.
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school at the time of submission.
- Applicants may write on any criminal justice topic, but all submissions should offer recommendation(s) or solution(s) to the problem(s) being highlighted.
- Articles must be no longer than 10,000 words, including footnotes. Shorter articles are also encouraged.
- Article selection criteria will include clarity, accessibility of arguments, practical relevance, measured tone, and discussion of nonpartisan recommendation(s) or solution(s).
- The selection process may give preference to articles that discuss violent crime, which is a key focus area of the Academy of Justice.