Drafting Contests

The Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) regularly collaborates with other organizations to host drafting contests for current law students and recent law graduates. These contests aim to encourage discussion and debate around issues related to the center’s mission. Submissions typically focus on draft legislation and commentary suggesting changes to existing provisions in Ohio and beyond.


Current Contest

Re-Imagining “Second Chances”

With the goal of furthering the ongoing debate of how such “second chance” mechanisms can be improved in Ohio, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC), and the Collateral Consequences Resource Center are sponsoring a contest for law students and recent law-school graduates. Specifically, entrants are encouraged to submit a proposal and accompanying commentary suggesting changes to Ohio’s existing statutory provisions that would help people obtain relief from collateral consequences.

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Previous Contests

An Ohio “Second Look” Statute

In hopes of encouraging discussion and debate around the creation of a comprehensive “second-look sentencing provision” in Ohio law, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC), a statewide criminal-justice nonprofit, sponsored a legislative-drafting contest for law students and recent law school graduates.

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