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Submissions are due by 5:00 pm EDT Friday, May 1, 2020.  View detailed submission instructions.

Addison Brown Prize: Private International Law or Maritime Law
Amount: $9,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Jack Goldsmith

Animal Law & Policy Program Writing Prize
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by:  Professor Kristen Stilt

The Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies Writing Award
Amount:  $1,500
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by:  Professors Ruth Okediji and Adrian Vermeule

Victor Brudney Prize: Corporate Governance
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professors Lucian Bebchuk, Reinier Kraakman and Mark Roe

Legal Profession Paper Prize
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor David Wilkins

The Roger Fisher and Frank E.A. Sander Prize: Negotiation, Dispute Systems Design, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, or ADR
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professors Robert Mnookin and Guhan Subramanian

Program in Islamic Law Writing Prize
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Intisar Rabb

Writing Prize of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Kristen Stilt

Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize: Law or Legal History of the Nations and Peoples of East Asia, or Issues of Law Pertaining to U.S.–East Asia Relations
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor William Alford
Special instructions: Please submit electronic copy to the East Asian Legal Studies office via email to Mike Zaisser.

Laylin Prize: Public International Law
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Naz Modirzadeh
Special Instructions:  Papers must be nominated by a faculty supervisor.  Nominations should be submitted to writingprizes@law.harvard.edu.

LGBTQ+ Writing Prize: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer Legal Issues
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor I. Glenn Cohen

Mancini Prize: European Law and European Legal Thought
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Gerald Neuman

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Bankruptcy
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Mark Roe
Special Instructions: To be considered, papers must be accompanied by a nomination from the faculty supervisor. Nominations should be emailed directly to Professor Roe (mroe@law.harvard.edu) as well as to writingprizes@law.harvard.edu.

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and the Fourteenth Amendment
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Mark Tushnet

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Environmental Law
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Family Law
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Legal History
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Bruce Mann

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Intellectual Property
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Terry Fisher

Irving Oberman Memorial Prize: Law and Social Change
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Alan Jenkins
Special Instructions: To be eligible for this prize, the central theme of the paper must be the relationship between law and social change. For example, the paper might concern the ways in which a particular legal regime has facilitated or hindered social change, the ways in which advocates have used law to advance their vision of social change, or proposals for law reform designed to advance a particular vision of social change. The paper submission must include an abstract that states how the paper addresses the relationship between law and social change. Papers without such an abstract will not be considered for the prize.

John M. Olin Prizes: Law and Economics
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Steve Shavell
Special Instructions: This is a $2,000 prize awarded for an outstanding paper written by an HLS student analyzing a legal topic from an economic perspective. Prior to submitting a paper for consideration, a student must request that the professor under whom the paper was written email a statement of evaluation of the paper directly to Professor Steven Shavell by the deadline below.  Upon fulfillment of that requirement, the paper should be submitted by email to Irina Goldina, Program Administrator, by Friday, May 1, 2020. The prize is generally awarded in May.  For further information, please contact Irina Goldina.

Project on the Foundations of Private Law: Topics Related to Private Law
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professors Henry Smith and John Goldberg

Sidney I. Roberts Prize in the Field of Taxation
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professor Tom Brennan

Klemens von Klemperer Prize:  Resistance
Amount:  $3,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by:  Professor Benjamin Sachs

Stephen L. Werner Prize: Criminal Justice
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by: Professors Adriaan Lanni and Liz Papp Kamali