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.
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