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Writing Prize: Catholic Social Teaching and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Rights (CCHR) at the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Notre Dame's Journal of International and Comparative Law, announces its 2018 Prize for Outstanding Scholarship.

Submissions are now being accepted for papers investigating the intersection of International Human Rights Law and Catholic Social Teaching. Authors may approach the subject from a variety of perspectives, the goal being to illuminate the relationship between the two bodies of thought. Preference will be given to papers that make use of Convocate, CCHR’s online research portal for simultaneous examination of documents from both disciplines.

The winning submission will be published on Convocate, and the winner will be invited to publish in the Journal of International and Comparative Law. The competition winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize.

More on Convocate can be found here.



Submissions will be accepted from any faculty member, scholar, graduate or post-graduate student, both domestically and internationally.

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.

The winning submission will be announced by April 30, 2018.

Submission Guidelines

Topic: The intersection of International Human Rights Law and Catholic Social Teaching

10,000 – 15,000 words

Bluebook footnote format strongly preferred

Authors must submit, along with their papers, the following:


Email address

Short title of paper



Master in Migration Studies at the U. of San Francisco

Priority application deadline for Fall 2018 is February 15, 2018 and final application date is April 1, 2018.

More information on the USF program here.

Video about the program here: https://vimeo.com/232563743/b22e404a2d

Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics

at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

June 1 - July 21, 2018

About the Program Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics offers a unique 2-month-long intensive summer program for American and international undergraduate and graduate students (along with a number of professionals) from varying disciplines. The program offers approximately 150-200 contact hours (depending on student preference).

Participants attend a series of morning lectures surveying the field of bioethics; attend intensive seminars on special topics such as neuroethics, care for the dying, bioethics and law, philosophy, “Ableist Narratives in Bioethics and Disability Studies,” technology and ethics, public health ethics, and more. 2017 seminars are listed here; 2018 seminars will be published soon and will be similar. Specific seminars on clinical ethics will return to the 2018 program. Students also attend discussion groups and visit the esteemed Hastings Center.

More info and how to apply to the Yale Summer Institute here.