2023 Eaton Award

The University of Chicago Federalist Society is pleased to announce the second annual Eaton Award, a writing prize made possible by the generous donation of Professor Philip Eaton! The award is designed to encourage new scholarship in the area of Constitutional Law and to develop young Constitutional Law scholars. This year’s topic invites students to consider how free speech should work on social media. The winner of the 2023 award will receive an amount in excess of $2000 and recognition at an appropriate ceremony at the University of Chicago.

Please see the document linked below for the official prompt and the rules for submission. We encourage anyone with an essay that may qualify to submit! Entries should be sent to Sarah Leitner at seleitner@uchicago.edu no later than March 10, 2023.

Eaton Award Poster.pdf
Eaton Award 2023.pdf

Prior Recipients

Eli Nachmany (2022)

Saving Originalism: The Source-Based Endeavor of Interpretation and the Three Questions Originalism Must Answer