The Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award in Law and the Marlee G. Kline Essay Prize are awards that honour two inspiring women by recognizing students’ contributions to feminist thought and action at UBC Law.
Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award in Law
This award is generously endowed in memory of Auriol Gurner Young for students in the J.D. Program who have made significant contributions to feminism and the law, for instance through academic achievement, volunteer work, community activism, or work with a feminist organization.
This $3000 award honours the memory of Auriol Gurner Young, who died in 2005 after a lengthy and determined struggle with cancer. She was a remarkable woman with a lifelong love of learning and a great intellectual curiosity. In her 50’s, Auriol started her university education, graduating with first class honours in 1983. She loved life, people and ideas.
Nominations or applications for the award must be submitted to Professor Janine Benedet, Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, by Thursday, 1 May 2014. Submissions should be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a letter explaining the candidate’s contributions to feminism and law and attach the candidate’s resume.
Marlee G. Kline Essay Prize
“The various intersections between gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and other differentiating characteristics, affect how and when all women experience sexism.”
(Marlee Kline, 1989)
The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies will award a $250 prize to the best essay written by a J.D. student attending the University of British Columbia during the 2013-2014 academic year, addressing the themes identified in the above quotation in relation to a topic dealing with law or legal regulation. The prize is offered in the name of Marlee Kline, a feminist UBC law professor who died in November 2001. The essay should be written for a UBC course, seminar, or directed research project and must incorporate feminist research and analysis.
Length: The essay shall be between 4000 and 10,000 words, and shall be typewritten and double-spaced, using 12 point font.
Selection: The submissions will be reviewed by a committee consisting of feminist law professors and graduate students.
Submission: Students should send essay submissions to Professor Janine Benedet, Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, via email to email@example.com.
Deadline: Thursday, 1 May 2014