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Second-year law student wins Pergam Writing Competition Award

Second-year law student Allison Richmond is the latest Wake Forest School of Law student to win the New York State Bar Association Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition Award. The award includes a prize of $2,000, as well an opportunity to have her work published in one of several New York law journals.

The competition is intended to foster intellectual curiosity among law students in the area of both public and private international law. To compete for the award, applicants had to submit an article addressing either of these fields of international law. Richmond’s paper addressed the ownership of treasure found in recently discovered historic shipwrecks, a work she composed for Professor George Walker’s International Law class this past fall.

The submissions were judged through a number of different criteria, including the significance and timeliness of the paper subject, diligence of research and analysis, as well as the clarity of the writing.

Richmond will receive her award on Jan. 27 at the NYSBA’s International Section Annual Meeting in New York City.

– By Will Johnston