Legal Writing Awards

Achievement Award in Legal Writing

This award was established to promote excellence in practice-oriented writing and to honor those students who are best able to represent simulated and/or actual clients’ interests by means of written advocacy.   This award is presented to the graduating student who has demonstrated the highest caliber of legal writing in a graded law school course or courses.  The award may be made for a single piece of writing or a portfolio of pieces.  This award is funded by Professor Ruth Anne Robbins and her husband, Steven C.  Robbins.

Please e-mail Professor Meredith Schalick (schalick@camden.rutgers.edu) the student's paper along with a nominating letter, and place four hard copies of the paper in Prof. Schalick's mailbox in 609.   

 

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Albert P. Blaustein Award

In honor of the late and beloved Professor Albert Blaustein, this award is presented to the graduating students whose written work, published in the law school's journals, exemplifies the highest standard of legal scholarship.

Graduating student winners selected by journal advisors will be acknowledged in the Class Day program.


Blaine E. Capehart Legal Writing Award

This annual award is established by the firm of Capehart & Scatchard to memorialize its shareholder, Blaine E. Capehart, and to promote and recognize excellence in legal writing at the Rutgers School of Law - Camden. This award is to be presented to a graduating student who has written an outstanding piece of scholarly or practical writing during the past academic year, exemplifying the highest standards of writing in the legal profession. THE AWARD WINNER MUST ATTEND THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT THE FIRM, AND IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT THE NOMINATOR ATTEND AS WELL. THE 2013 CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON MAY 20 AT 2:00 PM.

Please e-mail Prof. Meredith Schalick (schalick@camden.rutgers.edu) the student's paper along with a nominating letter, and place four hard copies of the paper in Professor Schalick's mailbox in 609.   


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First Congressional District of New Jersey Award for Scholarship in the Law

Not active for 2014

 

This award is presented to a graduating law student for an outstanding legal paper that addresses an important issue in government, politics or society that is impacting, or has had a profound impact historically on our country. Priority is given to law students who write scholarly papers that discuss a matter or paramount concern to the people of South Jersey, but excellence in scholarship is the paramount criterion.

Please e-mail Prof. Meredith Schalick (schalick@camden.rutgers.edu) the student's paper along with a nominating letter, and place four hard copies of the paper in Professor Schalick's mailbox in 609. 


William McNichol Annual Award in Intellectual Property

This award was established by Adjunct Professor William J. McNichol, Jr. in honor of his late father, William J. McNichol, to recognize and encourage scholarship in intellectual property law. It is presented annually to a student who has authored an outstanding piece of scholarly or practical writing during the past academic year that exemplifies the highest standards of the law school and of the legal profession.

Please e-mail Professor Meredith Schalick (schalick@camden.rutgers.edu) the student's paper along with a nominating letter, and place four hard copies of the paper in Prof. Schalick's mailbox in 609.  

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First-Year Writing Awards

The First-Year Writing Awards are presented to graduating students for their outstanding performance in the Legal Analysis, Writing and Research and Moot Court I courses. These students mastered the fundamental lawyering skills of research, analysis, and writing and were selected based on their demonstrated ability to write clear and precise practical legal documents. This strong foundation should serve them well in their legal careers as they continue to develop these important skills.

Award winners selected by the LAWR faculty will be acknowledged in the Class Day program.


The Award for Scholarly and Practical Excellence in Writing

The Award for Scholarly and Practical Excellence in Writing is funded by Professor Ari Afilalo and his family, and is presented to a graduating student(s) whose written work or body of work reflects the highest standards of professionalism in pursuit of justice.

Please e-mail Professor Meredith Schalick (schalick@camden.rutgers.edu) the student's paper along with a nominating letter, and place four hard copies of the paper in Prof. Schalick's mailbox in 609.  

CLICK HERE to nominate a student for this award. | (Nominations restricted to Faculty/Staff Only)