Volume 90 Members Earn Writing Honors

In the spring of 2016, four members of Volume 90 received highly prestigious legal writing accolades. Laura Cannon (’16), Volume 90’s Senior Managing Editor, garnered the coveted Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for her comment, Indecent Communications: Revenge Porn and Congressional Intent of §230(c).  Conferred upon only 15 students nationwide each year, the Burton Award commemorates “the authors of legal articles that demonstrate creativity, knowledge, and know-how [who] display true understanding and mastery of the law and contribute to the field's need for clarity and reform in writing.” On May 23, Laura was invited to the annual Burton Awards Annual Awards Program and Gala at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered the Gala’s featured address, while fellow Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorialized the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Laura is the second Tulane Law Review alumna in three years to claim a Burton Award, following Annalisa Cravens (’14) who won in 2014. Laura’s comment is featured in Issue 3 of Volume 90.

Miles O. Indest (JD/MBA ’16), a Guest Editor for Volume 90, was named one of ten winners nationwide of Bloomberg’s 2016 Write-On Competition. His article, Healthcare Employers Must Strengthen Internal Compliance Programs to Address DOJ and SEC Enforcement Trends, is featured in the 2016 issue of the BNA Health Law Reporter.

Samantha Pfotenhauer (’17) won the Louisiana State Bar Association Environmental Section Essay Contest. The judges selected her essay, A Limited Defense of EPA’s Water Transfer Rule: Seeking a Brighter Line, as the unanimous winner. The paper focused on the Clean Water Act and pollution discharge regulation. Fellow Junior Member Amanda Crawford (’17) earned third place in the competition for her piece, Nutrient Pollution and the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone: Will Des Moines Water Works be a Turning Point?

Congratulations to Laura, Miles, Sam, and Amanda!