University of Iowa

International essay opportunity for students due Dec. 19

November 20th, 2014

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights in the College of Law sponsors the Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize each year, awarding prizes to one undergraduate and one graduate or professional student. This year’s deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014.

The prizes honor the fine work of UI students and the lifetime work of Professor Burns H. Weston. The winners receive $750 (undergraduate) or $1000 (graduate or professional student) to be applied towards financial aid or as an award if student loans do not apply.

Undergraduate essays should be 15-20 pages in length; graduate essays 25-40 pages in length. Essays can discuss current events or history, law, public policy, or the arts & humanities. The essay does not need to be produced exclusively for the competition in order to qualify for review; the essay can be a paper written for a class. The only requirement is that the essays address issues of international human rights.

For more information and application instructions, visit the UICHR website.

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