The Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
Winner and Runner-Up
The Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Committee
is pleased to announce the winner and runner-up in its 2009-2010
competition. The winning entry, “‘The Citadel Must Open Its Gates to the
People:’ Judicial Reform at the 1821 New York Constitutional Convention,”
was authored by Justin Simard, who is enrolled at the University of
Pennsylvania in its J.D./Ph.D. Program in American Legal History. Mr.
Simard is also Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
for 2010-2011. As the winner, Mr. Simard will receive a $500 cash prize
from Gale Cengage Learning and up to $1,000 for expenses associated with
attending the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
in Denver, CO, July 10-13, 2010. He also is invited to present his paper at
the Legal History & Rare Books SIS (LH&RB) Roundtable during the Annual
Meeting, and to submit his paper to Law Library Journal, the official
journal of AALL, for consideration for publication.
The runner-up in this year’s competition is Ian
Burke for his paper “The City and the River: The Thames in the Liber
Albus.” Mr. Burke is enrolled in the MLIS program at the University of
Denver. As runner-up, Mr. Burke will be designated a VIP under the auspices
of LH&RB, which will provide complimentary registration at the AALL Annual
Meeting in Denver. Mr. Burke also will have the opportunity to publish his
essay in LH&RB’s online scholarly publication Unbound: An Annual Review
of Legal History and Rare Books.
The Committee will recognize both the first- and
second-place winners at the LH&RB awards ceremony and reception at the AALL
Annual Meeting, Sunday, July 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Both winners will receive
framed hand-lettered certificates on rag paper with their name and essay
title, created by a calligraphy artist.
Congratulations to our winners Justin Simard and Ian
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