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Matthew C. Palmer '06 Latest Moritz National Writing Award Winner
2006 grad wins Burton Award
August 9, 2006
Matthew Palmer '06 receives the Burton Award, 2006
Matthew C. Palmer '06 is the latest in a long line of Moritz national writing award winners. The college's writing program, ranked among the top 20 nationally, is among the few in which full-time faculty teach legal writing. Many U.S. Schools leave legal writing instruction to practitioners, adjunct instructors or even senior law students.
Moritz divides the entering class into small sections so faculty can spend more time with each student. Students have at least two individual conferences with the faculty members, who can address their specific needs as legal writers.
Faculty select assignments in line with their expertise. Professor Ruth Colker, a leading expert in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), often uses and ADA case in her class. Likewise, Professor Douglas Berman, an expert in federal sentencing, focuses on criminal law topics.
Matthew's winning paper, "Where Have You Gone, Law and Economics Judges? Economic Analysis Advice to Courts Considering the Enforceability of Covenants Not to Compete Signed After At-Will Employment Has Commenced," was one of 14 selected from among students in law schools nationwide. Students from Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, and the Universities of Michigan and Pennsylvania were also honored. The ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
In addition to Palmer's award, Moritz students have won several other awards in the last decade. Among them are:
7th Annual GRAMMY® Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative (2005) Finalist
Kara M. Wolke '05, for her paper, Some Catching Up To Do: How the U.S., in refusing to fully sign on to the WPPT's public performance right in sound recordings, fell behind the protections of artists' rights recognized elsewhere in this increasingly global music community
Burton Award (2003)
Franklin E. Crawford '03, for his student note, Fit for Its Ordinary Purpose? Tobacco, Fast Food, and the Implied Warranty of Merchantability in the Ohio State Law Journal
Louis Jackson Memorial Student Writing Competition in Labor and Employment Law (2002-2003)
Jared Steven Gross '02 for his paper, Recognition of Labor Unions in a Comparative Context: Has the United Kingdom Entered a New Era? sponsored by the national labor and employment law firm Jackson Lewis, in honor and memory of one of the firm's founders and administered by Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace
James B. Boskey Essay Contest: Law Division, Student Scholarship Awarded by Dispute Resolution Section of American Bar Association
2004 – First Prize
Kristen Blankley '04 for her paper, Confidentiality or Control: Which Will Prevail as Confidentiality and "Good Faith" Negotiation Statutes Collide in Court-Annexed Mediations?
2002 – First Prize
Stephen Anway '02, for his paper, Mediation in Copyright Disputes: From Compromise Created Incentives to Incentive Created Compromises
2002 - Honorable Mention
Alyssa H. Shenk '02, for her paper, Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements: The Key to Avoid a Charge of Unconscionability
2000 – First Prize
Rene L. Remelspach '01, for her paper, Mediating Family Disputes in a World with Domestic Violence: How To Devise a Safe and Effective Court-Connected Mediation Program
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, student awards
2001 – First Prize
Alyssa H. Shenk '01, for her paper, Victim-Offender Mediation: The Road to Repairing Hate Crime Injustice in 17 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 2001
2000 – First Prize
Beverly Draine Fowler '99, Paul Garver '00, Glenda D. Gelzleichter '99, Jonathon Goodman '99, Tanya Johnston '00, Liza-Marie Merida '99, Jason Noel '00, Timothy G. Pepper '99, Kristen Whitmer '99, for their work on Planning Mediation Programs: A Deskbook for Common Pleas Judges (The Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Dispute Resolution)
1999 – First Prize
Karl E. Neudorfer '00, for his paper, Defining Due Process Down: Punitive Awards and Mandatory Arbitration of Securities Disputes in 15 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 1999
1998 – First Prize
Matthew A. Tenerowicz '98, for his paper, Case Dismissed - or Is It? Sanctions for Failure to Participate in Court-mandated ADR in 13 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 1998
1998 - Second Prize
Rosanne T. Mitchell '99, for her paper, Resolving Domain Name-Trademark Disputes: A New System of Alternative Dispute Resolution is Needed in Cyberspace in 14 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 1998
1997 – Second Prize
Robert A. Wells '98, for his paper, The Use of Arbitration in Director and Officer Indemnification Disputes in 13 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 1997
1996 – First Prize
E. Casey Lide '97, for his paper, ADR and Cyberspace: The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Online Commerce, Intellectual Property and Defamation in 12 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 1996