2012 RPTE Law Student Writing Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 2012 Law Student Writing Contest winners:
First Place: Chelsea Ray, University of Oregon—“ ‘Til Death Do Us Part: A Proposal for Handling Digital Assets After Death.”
Second Place: Catherine Hall, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law—“Valid Regulation of Land-Use or an Out-and-Out Plan of Extortion? Commentary on St. Johns River Water Mgmt. Dist. v. Koontz.”
Third Place: Samuel King, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law—“Development Visions for Oahu.”
The goal of the RPTE student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property and trust and estate law. The essay contest is designed to attract students to these law specialties and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be on timely topics and not previously published.
We extend a special thank you to our judges: Bob Paul, Michele McCue, Susan Gary, Ed Brading, David Thomas, Birch Douglass, James Burkhard, and Michael Ostermeyer. The contest could not have been possible without their time, dedication, and expert guidance on this project.
Chelsea Ray, the first place winner, will receive $2,500 cash, a one-year free membership in the Section, and free round-trip airfare and weekend accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Leadership Meeting, November 8−12, 2012, in Palm Beach, Florida (valued at approximately $1,000). In addition, Chelsea’s essay will be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. Catherine Hall, the second place winner, will receive $1,500 cash, and Samuel King, the third place winner, will receive $1,000 cash.