California Water Law Writing Prize
DEADLINE: Monday, January 8th 2024
$1000 Writing Prize
to be presented at the 2023 California Water Law Symposium
Maximum of 5,000 words, not including endnotes.
Papers longer than 5,000 words may be trimmed to meet the 5,000 word maximum, with brief summaries (not included in the word count) of the excised material. Students submitting a trimmed paper must provide two versions of the paper: (1) the trimmed version that meets the 5,000 word requirement, and (2) the complete version. Shorter submissions are very welcome. All submissions will be given equal consideration.
Nell Green Nylen, WLS Board Member
PAST WRITING PRIZE RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the following worthy recipients of the California Water Law Writing Prize!
"Redesigning the Glass Slipper that is Water Code Section 1707"
by Nicole Kuklo, McGeorge School of Law, JD 2024
"Legal Solutions for Physical Barriers: How to Challenge Sea Walls in a Century of Sea-Level Rise"
by Van Le, Berkeley Law, JD 2023
"Making Every Drop Count: The Keys to Successful SGMA Implementation"
by Alex Van Roekel, UCLA School of Law, JD 2021
"The Problem with Proportionality: The Effect of Proposition 218 on Retail Water Rates for Community Gardens in Los Angeles"
by Laura Yraceburu, UCLA School of Law, JD 2020
"California's Human Right to Water: Progress Made, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps (a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund)"
by Sarah M. Rowan, Stanford Law School, JD/MS 2019
"Sedimentation in California Reservoirs: A Long-Term Problem of Immediate Concern"
by Ryan Mahoney, McGeorge School of Law, JD 2017, LLM 2018
"The Exclusivity of Inclusion: Involving Environmental Justice Communities in California's Central Valley in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act"
by Shampa Panda, Berkeley Law, JD 2016