You must be a State Bar member to view the awards page. To qualify for the competition the primary author must be a State Bar member in good standing and the brief must have been submitted to an appellate court, but it doesn't need to have been the winning brief. Briefs are judged on clarity of writing, depth of analysis, and persuasiveness – not on the apparent merits of any issue.
The purpose of the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards is to recognize outstanding teaching in the UW System. The funds for this award are expected to be used for further program enhancements, such as professional development or teaching-related supplies and expenses.