The Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with If/When/How and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law, are pleased to announce the winners of the 16th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.
The Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights is an annual contest led by If/When/How that invites authors to submit pieces aimed at advancing scholarship around reproductive rights and justice. The suggested theme for this year was “Supporting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Beyond Roe v. Wade.”
The winners are:
First Place: “COVID: A Silver Linings Playbook: Mobilizing Pandemic Era Success Stories to Advance Reproductive Justice,” by Anna Reed, 2021 J.D. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.
Second Place: “Timing Legal Parenthood,” by Noy Naaman, 2023 S.J.D. Candidate at University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Third Place: “Fewer of Whom? Climate-based Population Policies Infringe on Marginalized People’s Reproductive Autonomy,” by Rachel Zacharias, 2021 J.D. Candidate at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Honorable Mention: “Lurking in the Shadows: The Supreme Court’s Unseen Effort to Erode Abortion Rights,” by Emily Marcus, 2023 J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School.
The first-place winning submission has been granted a “presumption of publishability” and will receive expedited review by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.
Congratulations to all the winners!