The award is given every year to honor the best articles in the field of law and sexuality.
Each year, scholars, lawyers, judges, and law students throughout the United States publish hundreds of articles concerning various aspects of sexual orientation law, according to the website of the legal journal which publishes winning entries in the competition.
The goals of the journal are to:
" encourage scholars to begin or continue writing about sexual orientation law and public policy;
" provide valuable recognition and support for scholars, law students, and lawyers who write in this area;
" provide easy access to each year's best scholarly materials for those outside of legal academia, including lawyers, judges, other legal actors, and policy makers.
Kramer currently is a professor at Penn State Law. He is a scholar of antidiscrimination law with an emphasis on law and sexuality and work/family issues. Kramer is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was editor in chief of the University of Illinois Law Review.