The Levan Ethics Essay Contest aims to recognize the best written work on ethics by undergraduate students. The contest will award a cash prize to an overall winner.
Papers can be a discussion of a current ethical issue, or a critical case analysis of recent ethics violations in a professional field (engineering, business, health sciences, law, politics, etc.)
Winning essays will be submitted to USC's literary journal, Scribe, a publication showcasing the finest works penned by USC students. For more information visit scribe.usc.edu.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 8, 2013, 5 PM
To submit your essay email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure that no identifying information is included on your submitted essay.
Awards will be announced April 2nd at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Writers' Conference.
Marissa Roy, "The UN's 8 Millenium Development Goals and the Legal Status of Distributive Justive"
Paige Sorrentino, "Dante's Inferno — Canto 12.5"
Uriel Kim, "No More Pointing Fingers: Science and Regulation Needed for Fingerprinting's Future"
Candice Tardif, "Allergic Inmates: Unheard and Unsafe"
Francesca Bessey, "Free to Die: The Sexist Paradox of Women's Suicide Terror"
2012 Levan Ethics Essay Contest Winners
"Ensuring Ethical Conduct in Clinical Trials," by Yagnaseni Dasgupta (Senior, Psychology and Economics)
"Business Ethics: Shutting the Door," by Jessica Geraldine Garcia (Junior, Social Sciences-Economics)
"Two Battles, One Sword: Dissecting the Stagnant State of Education and Prison Reform," by Makiah Green (Junior, English-Creative Writing; Minor, Social Entrepreneurship)
"Is Animal Testing Ethical?," by Daniel Weisel (Junior, Biological Sciences)
Ethics Across Borders:
"The Benevolence of Aggression: A Defense of American Interventionism," by John Stockton (Senior, Philosophy)