The 2022 Grodsky Environmental Scholarship Prize Winner

Christina Morgan posing with her graduation robe on
December 21, 2022

The annual Jamie A. Grodsky Environmental Scholarship Prize recognizes an exceptional environmental law paper by a GW Law student. This prize commemorates the life of Professor Jamie A. Grodsky, a brilliant and beloved scholar who served with great distinction in GW Law's Environmental and Energy Law Program. All submissions were reviewed and judged by a panel of GW Law professors.

Christina Morgan, JD '22, was honored with the 2022 Grodsky Prize. Her paper, "Using Uganda's Regulations as the Basis for a Standalone Legal Mechanism to Regulate Access to and Benefit-Sharing of Biological Resources and Traditional Knowledge in the United Republic of Tanzania," impressed the panel. Her paper provided an in-depth analysis of international benefit-sharing mandates, a detailed critique of Tanzania's inadequate effort to protect biological resources and traditional knowledge, and recommendations that were pragmatic, thoughtful, and creative. If her recommendations are implemented, they could provide much-needed protection for the United Republic of Tanzania's unique and priceless biological resources and its people's traditional knowledge.

Ms. Morgan's Note is scheduled to be published in Volume 54 of the GW International Law Review.


All GW Law students who have recently written on environmental and energy law are encouraged to apply for the Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship. Eligible papers must have been submitted for a grade between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022. For more information on eligible scholarship and applying, please visit the Environmental and Energy Law Awards and Competition page. Applications are due January 15, 2023.