Award Details

Award Name

Warren E. Burger Prize

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Faculty
  • Student
  • Staff
  • Bar & Bench
Award Sponsor

American Inns of Court

Submission should be original works of 10,000-20,000 words (including footnotes) addressing one or more aspects of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence within the legal profession. The selected issue(s) should be of contemporary significance with clear relevance to the legal community at large.

Email the submission and official Warren E. Burger Prize Cover Letter to The winner will be announced by August 31st. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition.

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 5000

First Place

Other Prize
Publication in the South Carolina Law Review

First Place

Other Prize
Award presented at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States