August 30, 2012
Oregon Law student Chelsea Ray wins National Legal Writing Competition
The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law recently announced that Oregon Law student Chelsea Ray has won its 2012 Law Student Writing Contest for her article, "Till Death Do Us Part: A Proposal For Handling Digital Assets After Death."
As the first place winner, Ray will receive $2,500 in cash, a free one-year membership for the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section and free round-trip airfare and weekend accommodations to attend the Section's Fall Leadership Meeting, which will be held in November in Palm Beach, Florida. Her article will also be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal.
Ray is currently a third-year law student focusing on public interest law. In 2011 she was a recipient of the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, which provides stipends to students working in public service positions. The fund allowed her to be a legal intern for the Municipality of Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska, where she learned about important issues affecting residents of Anchorage, including vagrancy laws and land use ordinances. From 2011 through 2012, she served as a staff writer for the Oregon Law Review, the University of Oregon's premier law review publication and the second oldest continuously published law review in the west.