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September 11, 2008

Student Abby Blodgett Takes Top Honors in Milani Writing Competition

Oregon Law student Abby Blodgett took home the $500 first prize in this year’s Milani Writing Competition.  Ms. Blodgett’s winning submission, an appellate brief originally drafted for Professor Rebekah Hanley’s Legal Research and Writing (“LRW”) class, was selected out of nearly ninety student submissions nationwide.

“I’m so proud of Abby,” said Professor Suzanne Rowe, director of Oregon Law’s LRW program. “Writing the appellate brief is a major undertaking in the first year of law school. To have her brief acknowledged as excellent by a national panel of judges is exciting.”

Professor Rowe attributes the success of Oregon Law students on the national level to the program’s stellar faculty members.

“The school is so fortunate to have Rebekah teaching LRW.  Her students consistently receive praise for their writing when they go for job interviews, and she has worked diligently to place top students in judicial clerkships.”

The Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition is a national competition sponsored by the Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia, and the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.  The competition honors the work of the late Professor Adam Milani, a passionate advocate for disability rights, an accomplished legal scholar, and a beloved faculty member at Mercer. Fourteen legal writing professors from law schools throughout the country participated as judges for this year’s competition. A complete list of the judges is available at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/.

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Oregon Law’s LRW Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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