CFP: Roy C. Palmer Prize on Democracy, Civil Liberties, and the Rule of Law


Chicago-Kent College of Law is now open to submissions for the Roy C. Palmer Prize on Democracy, Civil Liberties, and the Rule of Law. The final deadline is Saturday, July 1, 2023.

Established in 2007 at Chicago-Kent by the late Roy C. Palmer ’62 and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the Prize honors a work of scholarship that explores threats to, or supports of, the liberal democratic constitutional order. 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 must have a publication date of 2022 or 2023. As a condition of accepting the award, the winner will present his or her work at Chicago-Kent. All reasonable expenses will be paid. (Download a printable copy of the call for entries.)

Eligible books and articles should be submitted to Tasha Kincade, executive assistant to Dean Anita K. Krug, at or Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661-3691.





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