The Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law

About the Dukeminier Awards Journal

Dukeminier Journal CoverEach year, scholars, lawyers, judges, and law students throughout the United States publish hundreds of law review articles concerning various aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The Williams Institute and the students at UCLA School of Law who staff the journal initiated the Dukeminier Awards to acknowledge and distribute the best of these articles.

The goals of the journal and its awards are to encourage scholars to begin or continue writing about sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy; provide valuable recognition and support for scholars, law students, and lawyers who write in this area; and provide easy access to each year’s best scholarly materials for those outside of legal academia, including lawyers, judges, other legal actors, and policy makers. Those who receive the Dukeminier Award will have their article republished in the Dukeminier Awards Journal.

The Dukeminier Awards Journal is edited in partnership with the Williams Institute and staffed by students at UCLA School of Law. Staff recruitment of first-year students begins in the spring. Interested 1Ls may reach out to with any questions.

Student Writing Competition

The Dukeminier Awards Journal and the Williams Institute are pleased to announce the return of the Student Writing Competition.

The Dukeminier Awards Student Writing Competition annually recognizes the best law review note written by a student in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The First Place award is $1,000 and will be recognized as part of the Dukeminier Awards: Best Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Review Articles of 2019. View past winners of the competition. This writing competition is made possible by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Please see the competition flyer for additional information about how to submit your student note.