Each year, Staffwriters (second year law students) write a Note on an issue of current interest in the law with the help of a faculty advisor and a member of the Law Review’s Editorial Board. All entries submitted to the Board are read and evaluated for quality of writing and citation. Authors of the two most outstanding Notes receive one of two awards—the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award or the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award—along with a cash prize. The following year, the award winners present their Notes to faculty, staff, and students at the Law Review’s annual Student Notes Colloquium. The award winning Notes, along with other well written Notes, are published by the Washington and Lee Law Review.

The 2017 Student Notes Colloquium will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room.

 

2017 Notes Award Winners:

Shaun M. Bennett, ’18L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for his Note, Whistling Loud and Clear: Applying Chevron to Subsection 21F of Dodd-Frank.

Chris H. Hurley, ’18L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for his Note, The Off-Label Use of  POM Wonderful: Using Section 43(a) to Eliminate Misleading Off-Label Drug Promotion.

 

 

Previous Years

2016 Notes Award Winners:

Daniel J. Martin, ‘17L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for his Note, Dispersing the Cloud: Reaffirming the Right to Destroy in a New Era of Digital Property

Leanna C. Minix, ’17L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for her Note, Examining Rule 11(b)(1)(N) Error: Guilty Pleas, Appellate Waiver, and Dominguez Benitez

2015 Notes Award Winners:

Alexandra L. Klein, ‘16L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for her Note, The Freedom to Pursue a Common Calling: Applying Intermediate Scrutiny to Occupational Licensing Statutes

Claire L. Leonard, ’16L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for her Note, In Need of Direction: An Evaluation of the “Direct Effect” Requirement Under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act

2014 Notes Award Winners:

Meg E. Sawyer, ’15L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for her Note, The Prior Convictions Exception: Examining the Continuing Validity of Almendarez-Torres Under Alleyne.

R. Garrett Rice, ’15L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for his Note, “Groove is in the Hart“: A Workable Solution for Applying the Right of Publicity to Video Games.

2013 Notes Award Winners:

Meghan E. Flinn, ’14L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for her Note, A Continuing War with Asbestos: The Stalemate Among State Courts on Liability for Take-Home Asbestos Exposure.

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Kyle A. Dolinsky, ’14L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for his Note, CAD’s Cradle: Untangling Copyrightability, Derivative Works, and Fair Use in 3D Printing.

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2012 Notes Award Winners:

Claire M. Hagan, ‘13L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for her Note, Sheltering Psychiatric Patients from the DeShaney Storm: A Proposed Analysis for Determining Affirmative Duties to Voluntary Patients

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Luther R. Ashworth II, ‘13L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for his Note, Is Hedge Fund Advisor Registration Necessary to Accomplish the Goals of the Dodd–Frank Act’s Title IV?

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2011 Notes Award Winners:

Christopher Alexion M. Alexion, ’12L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for his Note, Open the Door, Not the Floodgates: Controlling Qui Tam Litigation under the False Claims Act

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Christine M. Shepard, ‘12L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for her Note, Corporate Wrongdoing and the In Pari Delicto Defense in Auditor Malpractice Cases: A New Approach

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2010 Notes Award Winners:

Micah Prieb Stoltzfus Jost, ’11L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for his Note, Independent Contractors, Employees, and Entrepreneurialism Under the National Labor Relations Act: A Worker-by-Worker Approach.

Aaron R. Sims, ’11L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for his Note, SIGTARP and the Executive-Legislative Clash: Confronting a Bowsher Issue with an Eye Toward Preserving the Separation of Powers During Future Crisis Legislation.

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