Shawna Benston '14 and Michelle Chu '15 won a writing competition held by the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal, which is a publication of the NYSBA's Elder and Special Needs Section. Benston's paper is titled "Balancing Autonomy and Beneficence: The Legal, Sociopolitical, and Philosophical History of and Support for Legalizing Assisted Suicide" and Chu's paper is titled "Universal Service in the 21st Century: Improving Telecommunications Accessibility for Americans with Disabilities."
They each received a cash prize and will both be published in the journal's fall issue. They were presented with their prizes at the Elder and Special Needs Conference, which took place on October 30-31, 2014.
DAVID FOGEL '15 WINS 2013 PHIL COWAN MEMORIAL/BMI SCHOLARSHIP WRITING COMPETITION
David Fogel '15, staff editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, has won the 2013 Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition. The annual contest is sponsored by the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section of the New York State Bar Association and is open to both J.D. and LL.M. students.
David's winning paper is titled "Labor Relations and the Anti-Flopping Policy: Has the NBA Dropped the Ball?" This article will be published in Volume 25, Number 1 of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, (Spring, 2014), a publication of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. As part of his prize, he is also being awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
BRIAN POLIVY '15 WINS PRESTIGIOUS NYSBA AWARD
Brian Polivy '15 has been awarded the 2013 Samuel K. Maynard Memorial Student Service Award by the Labor & Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association. The award and the $3,000 first prize were presented to him at the NYSBA annual meeting on January 31, 2014.
The award recognizes excellence among law students in the area of labor and employment law, and cultivates the relationship between the Labor and Employment Law Section of the NYSBA and future labor and employment practitioners.
Brian was recognized for his outstanding performance as an intern for the National Labor Relations Board, including his research on mediation and arbitration, and for his activities in furtherance of labor and employment law. He serves on the staff of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN SPORTS LAW INVITATIONAL
Competitors Justin Reiter '15 and Shanitra Waymire '15 won First Place at the 19th Annual Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational from a field of 34 teams from across the country, and Reiter was awarded Competitor of the Year. Additionally, brief writers Reiter, Waymire and Benjamin Levin '14 were awarded Best Brief at the Invitational.
The 19th Annual Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational, which was hosted by the Tulane Moot Court Board, in conjunction with the Tulane Sports Lawyers' Journal, was held on February 26-28, 2014. The Invitational is an appellate competition focusing on sports-law related topics, and this year's topic consisted of whether college football players can assert a right of publicity regarding the usage of their images in NCAA video-games and whether the NCAA Amateurism and Eligibility Bylaws violate federal anti-trust law.
Congratulations students on this great accomplishment!
Justin Reiter '15 (Competitor & Brief Writer)
Shanitra Waymire '15 (Competitor & Brief Writer)
Benjamin Levin '14 (Head Coach & Brief Writer)
Sarah Telson '14 (Assistant Coach)
Jade Wallace '14 (Assistant Coach)
Michael Gluck '15 (Opposing Brief Writer)
Adam Lange '14 (Opposing Brief Writer)
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.