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Law Review Student Notes Win Writing Awards

2013 news archive


Newton, MA—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that a recent graduate and another third-year BC Law student have won prestigious writing awards for their law review notes. Laura Kaplan ’13 and Ron Kendler ’12 join Michael Palmisciano ‘13, who recently won first place in the SEC Alumni Association’s writing competition.

Kendler’s note "Delayed Fight: The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Negotiation, and the Transatlantic Conflict over Commercial Aircraft" was published in the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review (35 B.C. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 253, 2012) link, and was selected to receive the Deak Award.

The Deak Award is a prize provided by Oxford University Press for the best international-law student article in a student-edited law journal. The award honors Francis Deak, a WWII veteran who wrote extensively on international law. The award is the student equivalent of the prize separately awarded by the American Journal of International Law (ASIL) for the best article in the Journal.

Kendler is the second BC Law student to receive the Deak Award. The prior winner, Jessica Spiegel '01, received it for her note "Will the Great Banana War Ever End: Will the Tariff Only System Be the Solution?" (24 B.C. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 219, 2000) Link

Kaplan’s note "One Merger, Two Agencies: Dual Review in the Breakdown of the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger and a Proposal for Reform" (53 Boston Law Review 4, 2012) won the ABA Antitrust Section's Law Student Writing Competition.

Kaplan received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the 61st Antitrust Spring Meeting.

The ABA’s Law Student Writing Competition encourages and rewards student-written articles in the area of antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law.