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We will begin accepting papers for spring 2024 prize consideration in March 2024 (more information to be announced). Most prizes have a submission deadline of April 19, 2024 at 5:00pm ET without possibility of extension; however, please be sure to check the Writing Prizes website for specific prizes with special deadlines and submission instructions. Please direct any questions about Writing Prizes to April Pettit in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Bankruptcy
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professor Mark Roe
Special Instructions: To be considered, papers must be accompanied by a nomination from the HLS faculty member/appointed instructor supervisor. Nominations must be emailed directly to the faculty reviewer, Professor Mark Roe AND

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Constitutional Law and Equal Justice
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professors Benjamin Eidelson, Michael Klarman, and Larry Schwartztol

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Environmental Law
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professor Richard Lazarus

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Family Law
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professor Janet Halley

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Law and Technology
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professor Christopher Bavitz

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Legal History
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professor Bruce Mann

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Intellectual Property
Amount: $1,000
Reviewed by: Professor William Fisher