Announcing the Inaugural Harvard Law School Trans Rights Writing Competition!

We are excited to announce the opening of the first Harvard Law School Trans Rights Writing Competition. HLS Lambda, Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender are seeking submissions that broadly address trans rights issues. This competition is open to currently matriculated law students from any law schools. The winner will receive $1,000 and all submissions will be considered for publication in both the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

We will be accepting articles between November 15, 2021- February 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Notes must be between 5,000-15,000 words. Submissions should include your paper (Word document) with your name redacted from the word document so that the articles can be judged anonymously. If you would like your paper to be automatically considered for publication, please also include a cover letter that contains: 1) an abstract modeled after a traditional law review article; 2) a preemption check, which includes an examination of existing literature on the topic and an explanation of what the proposal will add to such literature; and 3) if applicable, a list of professors and comments from professors with whom you have consulted.

Feel free to send any questions you have regarding this process, as well as completed submissions, to