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Scholarships awarded for outstanding papers

September 19, 2012

The law school is proud to announce the winners of this year's legal writing awards. 

Reutlinger Writing Scholarships

Rachel Paxton-Gillian won first place and a $2,000 scholarship for her paper, "Must Civilians Respect Military Honors? The Stolen Valor Act of 2005," which was written for Professor Jack Nevin.

Eben Allen won second place and a scholarship of $1,800 for his paper, "When the Empire Strikes Back: A Rebel's Guide to Limiting Statutory Damages to Taking Only a Hand Instead of an Arm and a Leg," written for Professor Mark Wittow. His paper was accepted for publication in the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal.

Marilyn J. Berger Gender and Justice Writing Award

Shannon C. Smith is the first winner of the Marilyn J. Berger Gender and Justice Writing Award and a $1,000 scholarship for her  paper,  "In the Band of Brothers: Eliminating Female Exclusion for a Better Fighting Force," also written for Professor Jack Nevin. The Berger Award was created in recognition of Professor Emeritus Marilyn Berger's years of work on gender and the law.