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BC Law Magazine Wins Silver CASE Award

2014 news archive

01/07/14

Newton, MA— BC Law Magazine has won a silver Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1 2014 Excellence Award.

The award was given for the feature article "His Horse Was Named Death...and Hell Followed Him,” written by Peter Maass, about the Iraq war diaries of alumnus Tim McLaughlin ‘09.

“It is wonderful to get this confirmation of the splendid work [editor] Vicki Sanders does with the magazine,” said BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau. “We are pleased that the magazine continues to bring engaging content to alumni and friends around the world.”

McLaughlin was at the Pentagon on 9/11, commanded a tip-of-the-spear tank during the invasion of Iraq, and his American flag was draped on a statue of Saddam Hussein at Firdos Square when Marines entered Baghdad.

The diaries of McLaughlin were also featured in the recent Boston College Law Library exhibit Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq. The exhibit included texts by Peter Maass and photographs by Gary Knight, and presented three different experiences of the invasion of Iraq from within the same unit (Knight and Maass reported on the battles fought by McLaughlin’s battalion as it approached Baghdad).

"The article says a great deal about the quality of our alumni and their commitment to service and about the kind of journalism we do in BC Law Magazine," said editor Vicki Sanders. 

BC Law Magazine, launched in 1992, is published twice a year. It reaches an audience of over 16,000 readers. It has won numerous awards, among them district recognition in the design and overall categories and four national Circle of Excellence Awards.

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