Writing Competition

JASON LIBOU WRITING COMPETITION WINNER: Guilty of Homelessness: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States

August 6th, 2017

JASON LIBOU WRITING COMPETITION WINNER:  Guilty of Homelessness:  The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States

Each year, the Urban Law Journal holds the Jason Libou Online Writing Competition, which considers student-written work on topics in urban planning, education, urban criminal justice, and energy and sustainability. Samantha Frankel‘s piece on the growing problem of homelessness in U.S. cities, this year’s winning submission, explores the ways in which urban governments, rather than addressing the causes of homelessness, have enacted anti-homeless laws that serve to exacerbate the problem.

The Jason Libou Online Writing Competition

March 9th, 2015

The Jason Libou Online Writing Competition

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS City Square invites current first year students to participate in the inaugural Jason Libou Online Writing Competition. Wherever cities are advancing urban policy, the writers for City Square’s blog, Fountain, bring information to the attention of our readers in a constant stream of current events summaries and content. This competition aims to continue the mission of City Square by providing dynamic academic content and advancing the urban policy discussion. The competition gives 1L students the opportunity to engage in urban policy issues and practice a legal writing format starkly different from the first year curriculum as well as demonstrate interest by contributing to the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Up to 5 winning blog posts will be published on City Square.