Third-year student Amy Krupinski’s paper, “A Most Urgent Need: The Indian Health Service’s Policies Toward Native Women’s Reproductive Health Care—Availability of Emergency Contraception,” won second place in the 2014 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.
According to competition judges, Krupinski’s paper “stood out among an impressive showing by other writers” and “was one of the most remarkable.”
The Sarah Weddington Writing Prize, sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Law Students for Reproductive Justice, solicits papers on a range of issues that affect reproductive health, rights, and justice in the United States.
Past winners have hailed from law schools including Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center. With the selection of Krupinski’s paper, William Mitchell has joined the ranks in the reproductive justice writing competition.
In collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Law Students for Reproductive Justice annually awards the prize to three student authors, in order to encourage and incentivize student scholarship. Competing writers are asked to analyze reproductive rights issues, using a framework of reproductive justice or human rights. The resulting articles often advocate for seldom heard voices, relate the lived experiences of the people affected, or suggest innovative solutions for reproductive justice.
Winning authors receive cash prizes, and the first place winner also has the opportunity to publish in the NYU Review of Law and Social Change.
Krupinski’s full paper is available online, on the Social Science Research Network.