Writing Contest: AUL Challenges Law Students to Overturn Roe v. Wade

AUL’s national law student organization, Advocates for Life, is issuing a challenge to law students across the country “to envision the language of life in writing a mock Supreme Court opinion laying the intellectual framework for overturning Roe v. Wade.”

“Brilliant legal minds have noted the poor and politically motivated reasoning behind the Supreme Court’s legislative overreach in throwing out the laws of all 50 states on abortion and making itself the supreme authority on life,” said Jeanneane Maxon, Vice President of External Affairs for AUL. “Americans United for Life believes that challenging the next generation of attorneys to envision the language of life in the law is an important step in building a legal framework for reversing Roe and returning this issue to the 50 states.”

The winning entry will be published in Human Life Review, and the top three authors will receive monetary prizes and be recognized at an AUL January 2014 reception, coinciding with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the annual March for Life.


  • This contest is open to law students at ABA-accredited law schools who graduate in the Spring of 2013 or later.
  • This contest is open to individuals and to pairs. If a pair competes, both members of the pair must be students at ABA-accredited law schools who graduate in the spring of 2013 or later. If a pair wins first, second, or third place, the monetary prize will be split equally between the two co-authors.
  • Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013, and can be submitted to advocates@aul.org.
  • Any entry that has been previously published will be excluded from the contest.

For more information on the legal construct and additional rules of the mock case as it proceeds to the U.S. Supreme Court, click here.

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