2013 Herman Wildman Social Justice Writing Award

The Herman Wildman Social Justice Writing Award will be given to the best student essay on a Public Interest and Social Justice Law topic. Students are encouraged to submit papers written for a class, law review, or other forum from the 2012 Spring Semester through the 2012-13 academic year.

The Herman Wildman Social Justice Writing Award honors the memory of Herman Wildman, 1912-2002, who practiced law in New York and California. The winner receives an honorarium and a plaque.

Papers will be judged by faculty members on the Public Interest and Social Justice Law Advisory Board who did not supervise the writing project.

Submissions should include the following:

  • An application form found at http://law.scu.edu/socialjustice/wildman-writing-award.cfm
  • Three copies of your essay with no name identification;
  • The name of the writing supervisor or course instructor. If you had no supervisor or course instructor, please explain;
  • Your contact information; 
  • Optional: a nomination letter from the writing supervisor or course instructor. 

Please submit your work for consideration for this award by noon on April 29, 2013, to the Center for Social Justice and Public Service, Bannan Hall, 500 El Camino Real.

Herman Wildman, 1912-2002, was born in New York City, attended City College of New York, and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in World War II with the 88th Infantry "Blue-Devil" Division. As a member of the New York bar, he practiced with the law offices of George J. Mintzer, which included associates Thomas J. Todarelli and Hubert T. Delaney. He became a member of the California bar in 1953, where he continued his work as a general practitioner in solo practice in Los Angeles. He was married for 55 years to Edith Wildman and had three children.