Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

A $500 prize is available in an essay competition open to current law students.

Essays may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives.

The winner and the runner-up will have the opportunity to publish their essays in the scholarly journal Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books. Past issues of this journal are available on HeinOnline.

Essay Competition Details:

Please see the flyer below for more information, and see the website of the Legal History and Rare Books Section of the American Association of Law Libraries for full details and an application.

How to access Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books on HeinOnline:
  • Go to, and click on Quick Links.
  • From the dropdown, click HeinOnline.
  • You may be prompted to enter your USC Network ID and password.
  • Under Browse Databases by Name, click on Law Journal Library.
  • Finally, click on U, scroll down, and click on Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books.