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.

The Arizona State Law Journal¬†and the Academy for Justice’s selection will focus on clarity, accessibility of the arguments, practical relevance, measured tone, and non-partisan solutions in its decision.

Email article submissions to by May 16, 2021.

Winners will be notified by August 31, 2021. $1,000 in prize money will be awarded and articles will be considered for publication in the Arizona State Law Journal Online.