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Announcing: Law Review Symposium Essay Contest

September 27th, 2020

We are excited to announce that in conjunction with this year’s symposium, Voting and Representation: New Issues and Challenges, we are hosting a student essay contest. The Law Review invites current NYU Law students to submit a reaction essay of at least 1,500 but not more than 3,000 words (excluding footnotes) in response to the themes, panels, and speakers at the symposium. The essay topic is up to you, but should respond to the themes of the symposium and panel discussions. The event and panel descriptions are available here. Outside research is permitted, essays should be Bluebooked, and the work should be entirely the student’s own. Essays should include a one-page cover letter introducing the paper and the student, but the essay itself should not include the student name as it will be reviewed anonymously. The finalists will be selected by a panel of students, faculty, and Brennan Center staff, and winners will be offered publication on the Law Review website and a small cash prize. 

Essays are due here by November 12th at 11:59 PM, and you can register for the symposium here. Please send any questions to