THE REAR ADMIRAL JOHN S. JENKINS WRITING AWARD FOR LAW STUDENTS
The Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins Writing Award honors a leader of the military bar who was a co-founder of NIMJ, the inaugural chair of the Advisory Board, and thereafter a Director of NIMJ for many years.
This award is presented to the best nominated paper written by a law student on a military legal topic and reflects Rear Admiral Jenkins’ deep commitment to both legal education and military justice.
Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins served in the Navy for 28 years ultimately serving as The Judge Advocate General of the Navy. He also served as Senior Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs at the George Washington University Law School and as a member of the Cox Commission, which was convened by NIMJ in 2001 to recommend improvements in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The award carries a $250 prize and certificate. The paper may also be published on the NIMJ website with the author’s consent. Students may nominate their own work, including work that has been published in a law journal; faculty may also nominate deserving student papers.
Papers and/or published articles are eligible for this award if they were written by a candidate for the J.D. (that is, by a student who has not yet completed his or her degree) in academic year 2020-2021.
Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of law professors and practitioners on the basis of “excellence in writing on military law.” If no paper is deemed appropriate for the award, the committee may elect not to make an award. If more than one paper is deemed worthy of recognition, the committee may honor such papers with honorable mention.
Interested students or recommending faculty should submit the paper, accompanied with the author’s name, phone and email, along with any publication information on the paper. Submit your paper to NIMJ (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 31 July 2021.
THE KEVIN J. BARRY WRITING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FOR PRACTITIONERS/SCHOLARS
The Kevin J. Barry Writing Award for Excellence honors an outstanding scholarly article on military legal topics published in a calendar year.
The award is named for an outstanding scholar and peerless advocate of reform: Kevin J. Barry, a founder and longtime director of NIMJ. Captain Barry retired from the Coast Guard after 25 years of service that included duty as an operations officer, navigator, trial and defense counsel, staff judge advocate, and trial and appellate judge.
As a lawyer, scholar, citizen, and gentleman, Kevin Barry is a model for those who work to improve military justice.
The award carries a $250 prize and certificate.
Articles published in an academic journal, law review, or similar forum during 2021 are eligible for that year’s award (including articles dated in an earlier year but which actually appear later; some law journals take so long to release their issues that an article dated 2017 might actually appear in 2018).
This award is intended to recognize substantial scholarship and will be evaluated for “excellence in military legal studies,” with the winner selected by a committee of law professors and practitioners, keeping in mind NIMJ’s mission to improve public understanding of military justice.
If no article is deemed appropriate for the award, the committee may elect not to make an award for that year. If more than one article is deemed worthy of recognition, the committee may honor such articles with honorable mention.
Copies of the winning and honorable articles will be published on NIMJ’s website if permitted by the author. Interested scholars should submit their articles to the NIMJ email (email@example.com) with details of its publication, the author’s name, email, and phone number no later than midnight on 31 December 2021.