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Submission Format and Deadline

  1. With the exception of the prizes listed in #5 below, students must submit (a) one hard copy of the paper and the 2016-2017 Writing Prize Cover Sheet for each prize for which the paper is to be considered, and (b) a separate electronic copy of the same paper and cover sheet for each prize to writingprizes@law.harvard.edu with the student’s name and prize title in the subject line of the email.  IMPORTANT:  Please combine, and then submit your electronic cover sheet and paper as a single PDF document. 

    Hard copies should be dropped off in the Office of Academic Affairs (Lewis 208).

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    ome prizes are reviewed blindly. Please be sure your name does NOT appear on the paper itself, only on your cover page. 
  2. Submissions for the Klemens von Klemperer Prize are due by 12:00pm on Monday, April 3, 2017. Submissions for the Fisher Sander Prize are due by 5:00pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.   Submissions for all other prizes are due on April 28, 2017 by 5:00pm.  Submission deadlines will be strictly observed; late papers will not be accepted.
  3. We will start accepting papers on March 20, 2017.
  4. Nominating statements from supervising professors, where applicable, should be emailed to writingprizes@law.harvard.edu.
  5. Prize submissions for the following prizes are NOT collected by the Office of Academic Affairs and should be submitted as noted below:

    • Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize: Papers are due by April 28, 2017 at 5pm along with the required 2016-2017 Writing Prize Cover Sheet. Please submit two hard copies to the East Asian Legal Studies office (Austin 301) and an electronic copy via email to Mike Zaisser.
    • John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics: Papers are due by April 28, 2017 at 5pm and should be emailed to Irina Goldina. Only papers recommended for submission by an HLS faculty member will be considered, and students wishing to apply should have the professor under whom the paper is written email a statement evaluating the paper to Professor Steven Shavell by the indicated deadline.

Paper Requirements

  1. Only papers written by HLS students during their enrollment at HLS will be considered for the School’s student writing prizes. Joint papers are eligible, but all authors must be current HLS students.
  2. Papers that have been edited by others in preparation for submission to a journal or previously submitted to a journal may not be submitted for a student writing prize in edited form. Such papers may be considered for prizes only if an original, unedited version of the paper is available.
  3. Unless otherwise noted, students may submit multiple papers for a single prize and may submit a single paper for multiple prizes. However, each paper is eligible to win only one of the prizes for which it is submitted. This rule applies to winning papers submitted in a prior year.

Winning Papers

  1. The name and paper title of all prize winners will be published on the HLS Website by June 1, 2017.
  2. The names of graduating prize winners and prizes won will be listed in the Commencement Program. Non-graduating prize winners’ names will be listed in the Commencement Program in the year they graduate.
  3. Prize-winning papers may be published online in the School’s DASH student-paper repository.
  4. If a prize has more than one winner, the prize money will be divided.

Please contact April Pettit in the Office of Academic Affairs, with any questions about HLS student writing prizes.