2018 Sarah Weddington Prize Winners Announced!


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We are thrilled to announce the winners of the thirteenth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law co-sponsored by If/When/How, the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law and the Center for Reproductive Rights. 

First place: 

"Borders Across Bodies: Assessing the Balance of Expanding SCHIP Coverage at the Expense of Advancing Fetal Personhood," by Hailey Cleek, 2019 J.D. Candidate at Wake Forest University School of Law. 

Second place: 

"Harris &, Whole Women's Health Collide: No Funding Provisions Unduly Burden Abortion Access," by Alisha Patton, 2019 J.D. Candidate at UC Hastings College of the Law.

Third place: 

"(In)Accessing Reproductive Health Information and Care: the Unique Challenges Facing Individuals with Disabilities," by Katie Cox, 2019 J.D. Candidate at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Honorable mention: 

"Intimate Terrorism: Toxic Masculinity, Domestic Violence, and Mass Shootings," by Kimya Forouzan, 2018 J.D. Candidate at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

The Sarah Weddington Prize is awarded each spring. Winning authors will receive a copy of Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice and cash prizes: $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), or $250 (3rd place). The first place winner will also receive expedited review by the UC Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law &, Justice.

Read the full press release from If/When/How