Award Details

Award Name

Criminal Justice Reform Writing Contest

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Student
Award Sponsor

Arizona State University

The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor of Law and Arizona State Law Journal are seeking applicants for the 2023 Criminal Justice Reform National Writing Competition to promote legal scholarship of criminal justice reform.

The amount of $1,000 in prize money will be awarded, and the winner’s article will be considered for publication in Arizona State Law Journal.

This national writing competition seeks to promote legal scholarship centering on criminal justice reform. Applicants are encouraged to write on any topic related to criminal justice reform with a focus on offering a recommendation or solution to the problem(s) being highlighted. Applicants are required to be enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school at the time of submission.

To learn more, please visit the Arizona State Law Journal.

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

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 1000

First Place