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Ohio State Law Student Receives National Award
Alyssa H. Shenk earns Student Articles Prize given by the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
January 31, 2002
Alyssa H. Shenk, Bexley, a third-year student at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law, has received the Student Articles Prize given by the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. The award, for Victim-Offender Mediation: The Road to Repairing Hate Crimes Injustice, (17 Ohio St. J on Disp. Resol. 185, 2001), was announced Thursday at a dinner held at New York’s Plaza Hotel.
The CPR Awards Program honors outstanding use and scholarship in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
"Winning the CPR Award for Outstanding Student Article is a major accomplishment," said Moritz College of Law Dean Nancy H. Rogers. "We are incredibly proud of Alyssa's efforts in winning the most important national award given to a law student writing about dispute resolution."
The CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution is a widely respected alliance of 500 global corporations and leading law firms at the forefront of resolving business and public disputes through mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
The Institute has consistently recognized the work of Moritz College of Law students. Staff members of the school's Journal on Dispute Resolution received the Outstanding Student Note Award in 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996. Last year, the Student Articles Prize went to nine students who developed "“Planning Mediation Programs: A Deskbook for Common Pleas Judges" for The Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Dispute Resolution. In addition, the Journal on Dispute Resolution has been recognized for Outstanding Professional Article (second place 1998) and Outstanding Book Award (finalist 1998), both awards honoring the work of scholars who have published in the journal.
The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is Ohio's flagship law school and is ranked 17th nationally among public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. Approximately 650 students attend classes at the school's John Deaver Drinko Hall, located at 55 West 12th Avenue. Notable alumni include the Honorable Howard M. Metzenbaum '41, former Ohio Senator; the Honorable William B. Saxbe ’45, former U.S. Attorney General and Ambassador to India; Ohio Senator George V. Voinovich '61; Ohio Congressman David L. Hobson '63; the Honorable Thomas J. Moyer '64, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice; the Honorable Paul E. Pfeifer '66, Ohio Supreme Court Justice; Ohio Congressman Michael G. Oxley '69; Erin Moriarty '77, CBS News/48 Hours reporter; and Evelyn Lundberg Stratton '78, Ohio Supreme Court Justice.