On the Occasion of its Silver Jubilee, the Class of 1911 established a prize in the sum of $1,500 to be awarded for the best essay submitted by a student in the graduating J.D. class of the law school on a legal subject that is designated annually by the Dean. Submissions may include analytical research papers previously written for courses and journals or newly written essays.
The legal subject designated by the Dean for the graduating class of 2022 is:
Our society is facing multiple pressing challenges such as racial and gender equity, political and cultural polarization, climate change, public safety, and trust in government institutions and private enterprise. These challenges have been exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and national security crises. How we work through these pressing challenges will be critical to our future. The 1911 Essay submission should address one or more ways in which the law and our legal system can address one or more of these critical challenges.
Submissions maybe emailed to email@example.com by 12:00 p.m., April 13, 2022