CARY ADICKMAN ’13 WINS PRESTIGIOUS ACS WRITING COMPETITION
Cary Adickman, the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal’s senior articles editor, won the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. His paper, “Special Access: The Harm of Premature Deregulation in Telecommunications,” was selected as this year’s winner in the student category by a distinguished panel of judges. Adickman’s note was published in the AELJ Volume 31, Issue 1. Only one student nationally is awarded this prestigious honor.
LAW REVIEW ARTICLE BY JARED BLOCH ’13 SELECTED AS TOP NOTE
A note by Jared Bloch ’13 for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, “From the People’s Court to American Idol: The Relationship Between Television and Arbitration,” 14 Cardozo J. Conflict Resolution 503 (2013), was selected as one of the best law review articles published within the last year in the fields of entertainment, publishing and the arts. It will be included in the 2013 edition of the Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, published annually by Thomson Reuters (West).
DANIELLE GORMAN ’13 WINS IP WRITING COMPETITION
Danielle Gorman was selected as a winner in the New York State Bar Association’s Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship writing competition. Her paper, “A Red-Letter Year: Single Color Trademark Protection in the Fashion Industry,” explores the Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent cases.
CARDOZO STUDENTS TAKE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE IN IP WRITING COMPETITION
A note by David Kurlander ’14, “Rebalancing Pay-For-Delay: Why the Hatch-Waxman Act Should Be Given More Weight in the Antitrust Analysis and What That Means for Reverse Payment Agreements,” won first place in the 2013 Honorable William Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition, which is awarded by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
Erica Schwartz ’13 won second place in the competition for her article “Red with Envy: Why the Fashion Industry Should Embrace ADR as a Viable Solution to Resolving Trademark Disputes,” published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution in fall 2012.
JASON SHAPIRO ’13 WINS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSEL WRITING COMPETITION
Jason E. Shapiro won the Eighth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition from the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel for his article “Employee Benefits Law: The Hidden Gap Enabling Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Employment.” Shapiro was honored at the college’s annual dinner in Boston.
MICHELLE GONZALEZ ’13 AWARDED IMMIGRATION JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP
Michelle Gonzalez was selected for the first Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic Community Fellowship. She joined Immigration Equality, a legal aid and advocacy organization working on behalf of LGBT immigrants and their families, for an 18-month fellowship. Gonzalez is focusing on representing LGBT people held in immigration detention. In the Immigration Justice Clinic, she represented a transgender woman in deportation proceedings, successfully preventing her return to Mexico and the prospect of brutal persecution. The fellowship is funded by the generous support of the JPB Foundation.
ZUBIN SOLEIMANY ’14 AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS PEGGY BROWNING FELLOWSHIP
The Peggy Browning Fund awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Zubin Soleimany ’14, who spent the fellowship working at Levy Ratner, P.C. in New York, NY. The application process is highly competitive, and the award was based on his outstanding qualifications. Soleimany is interested in pursuing legal advocacy that supports the organization of nontraditional workers.
DANIELLE NOEL ’13 RECEIVES 2013 MARK WHITLOCK SCHOLARSHIP
Danielle Noel received the Whitlock Scholarship for her dedication to the Cardozo community, including her work on The Cardozo Jurist, her involvement with the Black Law Students Association and the Minority Law Students Association, her mentoring—both official and unofficial—of many students, and her outreach to Cardozo alumni and prospective students. The Whitlock Scholarship was established by the friends and family of Mark Whitlock ’10, who passed away from brain cancer when he was a student at Cardozo.
CARDOZO TEAM PLACES IN FINALS AT TRANSACTIONAL LAW MEET
A team of Cardozo students placed as a Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist at the 2013 National Transactional Law Meet at Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law in Philadelphia. The team was composed of Mark Guffanti ’13, Cindy Horowitz ’14 and Sha-linthia Miles ’14. Jon English ’13 and Simon Elkharrat ’13 competed on another team and placed second for their draft. Alumni Julia Rubin ’04 of White & Case and Sarah Jones ’02 of Credit Suisse served as coaches to both teams and were instrumental in their success.
CARDOZO TEAM WINS LL.M. MOOT COMPETITION
A Cardozo LL.M. team placed first out of 12 teams in the LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition at American University. The competition, which includes the preparation of an outline of participants’ argu-ments on behalf of both the claimant and the respondent, emphasizes oral advocacy skills before panels of arbitration experts. The winning Cardozo team included Andrea Kalish ’13, Iva Rukelj ’13, Kristina Jean-Conte ’13 and Matthew Gross ’13. In addition, Jean-Conte received an honorable mention for her oral presentation.
CARDOZO ADR TEAM EXCELS IN TWO COMPETITIONS
The American Bar Association Negotiation Competition
The American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition took place at Boston College December 1–2, 2012. Cardozo sent three teams to the competition, and the team of Andrew Glantz ’14 and Rachel Teitelbaum ’13 advanced to the finals, ultimately placing third out of a field of twenty teams.
The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris
Since 2007, Cardozo has sent a team to the ICC Competition. This year the team of Adam Berkey ’13 and Evan Kass ’14, coached in Paris by Ben Thompson, represented the school. Sixty-six teams from around the world competed, and Cardozo’s team finished 11th in the preliminary rounds, advancing to the finals.