August 3rd, 2012
If you enjoy and excel at writing at Harvard Law School (HLS), you just might have the opportunity to win big. Each year, the school awards prizes for writing in various areas of law. Winners not only receive cash awards, but they are also recognized at graduation, and their papers are eligible for publication in the law school’s public paper series. The following are just some of many writing prizes awarded each year:
- Sidney I. Roberts Prize Fund - A prize of $5,000 is awarded annually for the best student paper in the field of taxation.
- Mancini Prize - Named for European Court of Justice Judge Federico Mancini, this award provides $2,000 to the best student paper in the field of European law and European legal thought.
- Laylin Prize - The best paper written about public international law during the current academic year for credit and nominated by a faculty supervisor is awarded $4,000.
- Roger Fisher and Frank E.A. Sander Prize - Established by the Program on Negotiation in honor of two former HLS professors, this $1,000 prize is awarded to the best student paper about negotiation, dispute systems design, mediation, dispute resolution or alternate dispute resolution. The winner’s name is also engraved on a wall plaque outside the Program on Negotiation.
- Addison Brown Prize - This $9,000 award is presented to the best student essay written on the topic of private international law or maritime law.