PUBLISHED:September 24, 2010

2010 student writing competition on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the law

The Dukeminier Awards Student Writing Competition annually recognizes the best law review note written by a student in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law.

The competition is open to students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during the 2010-11 academic year. Entry topics should focus on a cutting-edge legal issue affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender communities. Entries should have been written during 2010 and should not be previously published or scheduled for publication.

Entries should follow standard Note format, including Bluebook (18th edition) citation form. All entries must be submitted in English. Each entry should be no longer than 40 single-sided pages with one-inch margins and 12-point Timew New Roman font., double-spaced. The page limit includes footnotes. Entries containing endnotes or including appendices or supplemental material will not be considered.

Entrants may choose to either submit their entry by e-mail or by postal mail. All entries must be received on or before January 3, 2011. Entrants should not include their name or the name of their school on the competition paper itself. Instead, participants should submit a cover page indicating their name, school, address, e-mail address, and phone number. Entries by e-mail should be in Microsoft Word format and sent to with the subject line "Writing Competition Submission." Mailed entries should be sent to:

The Dukeminier Awards Writing Competition
UCLA School of Law
P.O. Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

Any questions may be sent to the above address or to with the subject line "Writing Competition."