Established in 2007 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by the late Roy C. Palmer ’62 and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honours a work of scholarship that explores the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.
About the Civil Liberties Prize:
Benefactor Roy Palmer, a lawyer and real estate developer, was a 1962 honours graduate of Chicago-Kent and a member of its board of advisors. Mr. Palmer received the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award and was named by the law school in 2013 as one of “125 Alumni of Distinction.” With his wife, Susan, he was active in many civic, social and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Palmer died in February 2017.
Theme: Eligible books and articles should focus on the tension between civil liberties and national security.
The $10,000 prize is designed to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world.
Articles or books submitted to the competition must be in draft form or have been published within one year prior to the July 1 deadline.
As a condition of accepting the award, the winner will present his or her work at Chicago-Kent. All reasonable expenses will be paid. The winner will receive a cash stipend of $10,000.
Deadline: 1st July.
Eligible books and articles should be submitted to:
Ms. Tasha Kincade, assistant to Dean Harold J. Krent, at tkincade[at]kentlaw.iit.edu or Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661-3691.
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