National Student Writing Competition

The Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal Present: The Criminal Justice Reform National Writing Competition

This national writing competition seeks to promote legal scholarship centering on criminal justice reform. Applicants may write on any topic related to criminal justice reform. Articles must be no longer than 7,500 words (including footnotes). Applicants should include a cover page indicating their school and year of graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school at the time of submission.

Email article submissions to by April 15, 2020.

Winners will be notified by July 31, 2020. $1,000 in prize money will be awarded and articles will be considered for publication in the Arizona State Law Journal Online.