Award winning papers and articles written by the students of the William & Mary Law School.

2015

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Drugs for the Indigent: A Proposal to Revise the 340B Drug Pricing Program, Connor J. Baer, 2016
2016 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School)

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Scouting For Approval: Lessons on Medical Device Regulation in an Era of Crowdfunding from Scanadu’s “Scout”, Colleen Smith, 2015
First Place in the 2014 Food & Drug Law Institute’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition (Long Papers)

2014

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Reforming Consumer-Insurer Dispute Resolution in the Auto Insurance Industry, Cassandra Roeder, 2014
First Place in the 2014 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

2013

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Parens Patriae: A Flawed Strategy for State-Initiated Obesity Litigation, John B. Hoke, 2013
2014 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School)

2012

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Judgment for Federalism: A Case for why the Right of Publicity should be a Federal Right, Brittany Lee-Richardson, 2012
First place in the 2012 Georgia State University Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition

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Beyond Morrison: The Effect of the "Presumption Against Extraterritoriality" and the Transactional Test on Foreign Tender Offers, Vladislava Soshkina, 2012
Third place in the 2012 Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. Writing Competition.

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We Didn't Start the Fire...And We Won't Pay to Stop It: Financing Wildfire Management in America's Wildland-Urban Interface, Garrett D. Trego, 2012
First Place in the 2012 Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Law Writing Contest, sponsored by the American College of Environmental Lawyers; 2012 Environmental Law and Policy Review Award for Excellence in Scholarship: Best Note; 2013 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School)

2011

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Reading, Writing, and Interrogating: Providing Miranda Warnings to Students in Schoolhouse Interrogations, Stephanie Gaylord Forbes, 2011
First Prize in the American Judges Association and American Judges Foundation Law Student Essay Competition

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Rethinking Oil Spill Compensation Schemes: The Causation Inquiry, Amy D. Paul, 2011
Third place in the 2011 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

2009

Introducing the Foreign Gap Debtor: The Applicability of Code Section 549 in Chapter 15 Cases, Cullen Ann Drescher, 2009
First place in the American Bankruptcy Institute's First Annual Bankruptcy Law Writing Contest

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An End-run Around the Takings Clause? The Law and Economics of Bivens Actions for Property Rights Violations, Arpan A. Sura, 2009
2010 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School)

2008

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Illegal P2P File Sharing on College Campuses – What's the Solution?, Antionette D. Bishop, 2009
Runner-up in The GRAMMY Foundation®’s 10th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition (2008)

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Raising the Hue and Crying: Do False Claims Act Qui Tam Relators Act Under Color of Federal Law?, Isaac B. Rosenberg, 2008
Third Place in the ABA Section of Public Contract Law's 2007 Writing Competition (Division I)

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The Police Power and 'Public Use': Balancing the Public Interest against Private Rights through Principled Constitutional Distinctions, Christopher D. Supino, 2006
Seventh Annual Program for Judicial Awareness Writing Competition Winner (sponsored by the Pacific Legal Foundation)

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Whose Money Is It Anyway? The Case for a Mortality Discount for Cash Balance Plan Early Termination Lump Sum Distributions, William Handley Woolston, 2007
Third place in the 2006 Quarles & Brady Prize for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association.

2007

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Second Class Citizen Soldiers: A Proposal for Greater First Amendment Protections for America's Military Personnel, Emily Reuter, 2008
2008 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School); 2008 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal Thomas Jefferson Prize for Best Student Note

2006

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"So I Says to "The Guy,' I Says...": The Constitutionality of Neutral Pronoun Redaction in Multidefendant Criminal Trials, Bryan M. Shay, 2007
2007 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School)

2005

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The Fear Factor: How FCC Fines are Chilling Free Speech, Noelle Coates, 2006
2006 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School); 2006 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal Thomas Jefferson Prize for Best Student Note

2003

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Curbing the Federal Circuit's Enthusiasm: An Argument for a Rebuttable Presumption Against Application of the Doctrine of Equivalents to Disclosed But Unclaimed Subject Matter, Jeffrey M. Connor, 2004
2004 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School); 2004 William and Mary Law Review Best Note Award

1999

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Power, Policy, and the Hyde Amendment: Ensuring Sound Judicial Interpretation of the Criminal Attorney's Fees Law, Lawrence Judson Welle, 2000
2000 Burton Award Winner: Distinguished Legal Writing (Law School)

1991

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The Federal Magistrates Act: A New Article III Analysis for A New Breed of Judicial Officer, Brendan Linehan Shannon, 1992
1992 Scribes Law Review Award