Aubrey Eyrolles, a student at University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, has been chosen the winner of the 2019 Harriet E. Miers Writing Competition Award offered by the State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section.

The award, named for the first female president of the State Bar of Texas, includes $500 for law school educational expenses. Eyrolles won the competition for her essay, “The Female Incarceration Effect.”

Section Chair Deborah Cordova will present Eyrolles with the award at the section’s annual membership meeting on June 13 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin.

The competition, open to all Texas law students, called for essays identifying and analyzing legal challenges for women in Texas or around the country based on recent news reports. The section had the following goals: (1) help participating Texas law school students prepare to tackle legal and societal challenges after graduation; (2) increase awareness of and involvement with the section; and (3) further the section’s mission, which is to encourage and facilitate the active and effective participation of women in the legal profession and in the community, and to address women’s current needs and the issues affecting them.