2017-18 Military Legitimacy Award Competition Announcement

The Barnes-Wall Foundation of South Carolina is again soliciting nominations for the following awards to deserving scholars:

The foundation will consider providing a Military Legitimacy Review Award ($500.00) to the best paper on a topic related to military legitimacy, as well as the additional category of a Military Scholarship Award ($250) to a rising military scholar (Cadet/Midshipman/Officer Candidate/Senior Military College*/Military Junior College** attendee) for the best paper on a topic related to military legitimacy.

The awards are not intended to recognize a paper for academic credit in an independent study, but an award for the best paper in a class or group of 3 or more. The topic and paper should relate to legal and moral issues in military operations and/or strategy (e.g. democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and religion/cultural issues), with the winning paper being posted (with a non-exclusive right of publication, rights reserved by author) with the author’s permission on the Military Legitimacy Review (MLR) website at http://militarylegitimacyreview.com and published in print IAW subscriptions and or print-on-demand requests.

A new cycle for 2017-18 begins, with submissions solicited for the next year’s competition accepted through May 6, 2018. For additional details please contact the Editor in Chief of the MLR, Professor of Law Kevin Govern, via khgovern@avemarialaw.edu or info@militarylegitimacyreview.com.

*= A senior military college (SMC) is one of six colleges that offer military Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs and are specifically recognized under 10 USC 2111a(f). The six senior military colleges are:

University of North Georgia; Dahlonega, Georgia
Norwich University; Northfield, Vermont
Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
The Citadel; Charleston, South Carolina
Virginia Military Institute; Lexington, Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Blacksburg, Virginia
**=There are five Military Junior Colleges in the United States:

Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri.
Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Marion Military Institute, Marion, Alabama.
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico.
Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Georgia.