Links to Papers of Past Winning Entries

Links to Papers of Past Winners

2017

2016

2015

NSA Surveillance Programs and the First Amendment

-Kelsey Skaggs, Harvard Law School

 

2014

Disclosing Bribes in Disguise: Campaign Contributions as Implicit Bribes and the Impartial Enforcement of Violations

-Brian Jordan, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

 

2013

The Voting Rights Act and the Fifteenth Amendment Standard of Review

-Jeremy M. Amar Dolan, Cornell Law School

 

2012

How Statutes Create Rights: The Case of the National Labor Relations Act

-Sam Simon, Harvard Law School

 

2011

Order in the Court: Decorum, Rambunctious Defendants, and the Right to be Present at Tria

-Sarah Podmaniczky, George Washington University Law School

 

2010

From the Shores of Tripoli to the Deserts of Iraq:  Congress and the President in Offensive and Defensive Wars

-Alex J. Whitman, Emory University School of Law

 

2009

Doninger v. Niehoff:  An Example of Public Schools’ Paternalism and the Off-Campus Restriction of Students’ First Amendment Rights 


-Nathan S. Fronk, Marquette University Law School

 

2008

“A Person Otherwise Innocent”: Policing Entrapment in Preventative, Undercover Counterterrorism Investigations


-Jon Sherman, Columbia Law School

 

2007

In the Shadow of the Article 1: Applying a Dormant Commerce Clause Analysis to State Laws Regulating Aliens

-Erin Delaney, New York University Law School

 

2006

The Government’s Categorical Revocation of the Voting Rights of the Mentally Disabled: A Call to Replace Overinclusive State Laws With an Individuated Test

-Stephanie J. Benedetto, Emory Law School

 

2005

The Underprivileged Profession: The Case for Supreme Court Recognition of the Journalist’s Privilege

-Jeffrey S. Nestler, University of Pennsylvania Law School