2017 Sarah Weddington Prize Winners Announced!


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We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 12th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship 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:

"Exploring the Role of Lawyers in the Reproductive Justice Movement," by Gemma Donofrio, 2018 J.D. Candidate at Stanford Law School

Second place:

"Purvi Patel vs. State of Indiana: Exposing the Dangers of Criminalizing Self-Induced Abortion," by Jenna Klein, 2018 J.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley School of Law

Third place:

"Protecting Pregnant, Laboring, and Post-Partum Women's Rights," by Madeline Hopper, 2018 J.D. Candidate at Columbia Law School

Honorable mention:

"Not Just a Minor Burden: A Post-Whole Women's Health Analysis of Parental Involvement Laws," by Caroline Reilly, 2018 J.D. Candidate at Boston College Law School.

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 receive expedited review by the New York University School of Law’s Review of Law and Social Change.

Read the full press release from If/When/How.