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Past Winners

Congratulations to all of our past winners:

Paul Bonewitz

Congratulations to Paul Bonewitz, who has won the 2008 Burton Award for his paper "Beyond Confusion: Reexamining Trademark Law's Goals in the World of Online Advertising."  He was honored at the Burton Award's ninth anniversary event (expenses paid) held at the Library of Congress on June 16, 2008.

Beyond Confusion: Reexamining Trademark Law's Goals in the World of Online Advertising


Michal Gasparski

Congratulations to Michal Gasparski, who won $500 for his paper "Financial Planning Association v. SEC: The Effects and Aftermath of the D.C. Circuit Court's Decision," which will be published in the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Law Journal.


Jon Kelly

Congratulations to Jon Kelly, who won first prize ($2,000) in the 2008 New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition.  His paper is entitled, "Why the Concept that Time Shifting is a Fair Use Should Have Died with the Betamax: A Modern Examination of Fair Use and the Secondary Liability of Cable Providers in Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc."


Melissa King

Melissa King, "Recouping Costs for Repairing "Broken Windows": The Use of Public Nuisance by Cities to Hold Banks Liable for the Costs of Mass Foreclosures"

($1,500 first prize in the 2009 ABA Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section, plus an all-expenses-paid trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago)


Justin Lacour

Congratulations to Justin Lacour he has won $1,500 and honorable mention for his note "Unclear Repugnancy: Antitrust Immunity in Securities Markets After Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC V. Billing" in the 2009 William F. Swope Antitrust Writing Competition.

The law firm Jones Day paid Justin’s expenses to attend the ABA's Antitrust Division's Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., where he mingled with several antitrust lawyers and was introduced to the head of Pakistan’s antitrust agency.

Justin is the 9th student to win a writing competition since Simeon Mann’s win early last year.


Christopher Manion

Congratulations to Christopher Manion, who won the Law Student Legal Ethics Award ($750) in the 2008 writing competition of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar for his paper "The Waterboarding Debate."


Simeon Mann

Congratulations to Simeon Mann, who won first prize ($5,000) in the 2007 competition sponsored by the Associate of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni for his paper "Too Far Over The Hedge: Why The SEC's Attempt To Further Regulate Hedge Funds Had To Fail and What, If Any, Alternative Solutions Should Be Considered."

Too Far Over The Hedge: Why The SEC's Attempt To Further Regulate Hedge Funds Had To Fail and What, If Any, Alternative Solutions Should Be Considered


Alyssa Porco

Alyssa Porco, “An Analysis of the United States’ Asylum Standards:  Should We Treat Female Genital Mutilation as a Form of ‘Continuing Persecution”?”

($750 prize in the 2009 Law Student Legal Ethics Award, New York State Bar Association).
Liane Aronchick

Congratulations to Liane Aronchick, who has won second place ($750) in theCalifornia State Bar Association 2008 International Law Section Writing Competition for her paper "Going Public: The Prosecution of Rape under International Law and Its Effect on the Public-Private Divide."


Felicia Rovegno

Congratulations to Felicia Rovegno, whose paper, "The Mystery Unraveled of Why Hate Crimes against People with Disabilities are Unreported, Underreported, and Not Prosecuted," has been accepted for publication in the Midwest Black Law Students Association Law Journal.


Beth Rubenstein

Beth Rubenstein, “It Will Take More Than Hall v. Nalco to Eradicate the Ambiguities of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978: When Will the Law Overcome its Impotency?”

Has won both the ABA Labor Law Competition and $5,000 first prize, 2009 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship Writing Competition.


Evan Zucker

Congratulations to Evan Zucker, who placed in the top five of the national 2008 Judge John R. Brown Award Writing Competition for his paper, "The Applicable Commitment Period: A Debtor's Commitment to a Fixed Plan Length."


Scott Maxwell

Scott Maxwell has won first prize in Professor William R. Ginsburg Memorial Essay Contest for his paper "Protecting the Environment? EPA’s Dubious Reasoning for Denying a California Emissions Waiver Application."

The New York State Bar Association is paying his expenses to the Environmental Law Section's annual meeting October 2009 to collect the award and his $1000 cash prize. The New York Environmental Lawyer will publish the paper in its Spring or Summer 2010 issue.


Matthew Stuart

Congratulations Matthew Stewart '3L, whose paper "Saving Our Ecosystems: The Threat of Invasive Exotic Species and the Need to Act Now" won second prize in the 2009 William R. Ginsberg Memorial Competition.