Student Writing Contest Winners at the Spring Meeting


Student Writing Contest Winners at the Spring Meeting

By Graham Hunt

5/06/13, 2:47 PM CT | Author: Lauren Shores

The Business Law Section would like to once again extend congratulations to the winners of the 2012-2013 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest.


Winners are presented a monetary prize as well as an all expenses paid trip to the Business Law Section Spring Meeting. This year the first and third place winners, Victor Nilsson (pictured right) and Lorelee Dodge (pictured left) joined us in Washington, DC to accept their awards and take advantage of all of the opportunities that the Spring Meeting has on offer. Attendance at the Section Spring meeting was an eye opening experience, after which both winners say that they plan on getting involved in the Section after graduation and passing of the bar. 

"I met a number of impressive attorneys and feel like I learned more in three days at the conference than three months of law school." – Victor Nilsson 

Mendes Hershman contestants are asked to write a paper on any business law topic, which are then judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic.

To learn more about this contest, please visit the Mendes Hershman web page.

The 2012-2013 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest Winners

First Place:
Victor T. Nilsson, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
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Second Place:
Gregory Bruno, St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York
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Third Place:
Lorelee P. Dodge, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX
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