Albany Law School recognized three students as the winners of the Justice Robert H. Jackson Centennial Student Writing Competition:
The top prize for $1,000 was won by Daniel Levin ‘12 for his outstanding paper, “Has the Legacy of the Nuremberg Trials under Justice Jackson Waned in Light of the Guantanamo Bay Terrorist Proceedings?”
The second prize for the $750 was won by Melanie D. Sanders ‘12 for her paper, “An International Prosecutor’s Legacy.”
The third prize and $250 goes to Nicholas Battaglia ’12 for his paper “Grassroots and Balanced Approaches to Justice, Lessons from Robert H. Jackson’s Legacy for Guantanamo Bay, Piracy and the Affordable Health Care Act.”
“The committee received other very well researched and written papers and the decision on these three papers was therefore a tough one,” commented Professor Alexandra Harrington, who judged the competition along with Professor James Gathii and Professor Vincent Bonventre.
The two top papers will be presented in the student panel at the upcoming conference on Africa and International Law that starts with the SBA-sponsored Justice Robert Jackson Keynote Address on Thursday, April 12th at 4.00 p.m. in the DAMC.
The prizes will be announced at the Justice Jackson Keynote Address and presented by the Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda. A schedule of the conference is available: http://www.africanlaw.org/conference-schedule.html.
The competition was sponsored by Albany Law School’s Office of Institutional Advancement as part of the centennial celebrations of the graduation of Justice Robert Jackson from Albany Law School in 1912.