The UNC Center for Civil Rights, under the leadership of Professor Julius L. Chambers as its Director, is still working to advance the unfulfilled American ideal of justice and opportunity for all. An important part of the center’s work and Chambers’ legacy is a commitment to inspiring and training the next generation of social justice advocates.
The center invites all North Carolina law students to compete for the opportunity to participate in an innovative publishing project in conjunction with its 2010 conference honoring the work of Professor Chambers, entitled:
“The Unfinished Work”: Advancing New Strategies in the Struggle for Civil Rights
The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
November 1-2, 2010
Eligibility: Open to all students currently enrolled in any law school located in the state of North Carolina.
Topic: Submissions should build on Professor Julius L. Chambers’ body of work by discussing a current social justice struggle relevant to North Carolina. Papers may address any combination of legal issues relevant to the modern civil rights movement, including K-12 and higher education; housing and community development; criminal and racial justice; employment; voting rights; and/or economic justice.
For assistance in shaping a paper topic, students may contact the Center for Civil Rights’ Community Development Fellow Peter Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Education Fellow Benita N. Jones (email@example.com).
Submission Requirements: Entries must be original, unpublished works between 6-10 single-spaced pages (including endnotes). The work should begin with a title page and must contain the title of the submission, the student's name, year, school and contact information including street address, phone number(s), and email address. To ensure a blind and impartial evaluation of all papers, writers should include personally identifying information (such as the writer’s name or school) only on the submission’s title page.
Award: The UNC Center for Civil Rights is a partner in “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement”, an online publishing and scholarly communications initiative (https://lcrm.lib.unc.edu/voice/works/). The LCRM project has created an online repository and publishing platform for past and current civil rights-related materials. To date, the Center has provided this project with a selection of papers submitted by presenters from its previous conferences.
The best law student paper submitted for this competition, as judged by this year’s Conference Planning Committee, will be published in the Long Civil Rights Movement online collection dedicated to this conference. The writer of the winning paper also will receive a scholarship to attend the conference. The winning writer also may receive a nominal monetary prize.
Submission Date: All entries must be received VIA E-MAIL by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010.
Please send entries to: Adrienne M. B. Davis, Center for Civil Rights, Director of Research, Community Services and Student Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org