Annual Student Notes Program
Each year staffwriters (second-year law students) are required to write a Note on an issue of current interest in the law with the help of a faculty advisor and a member of the Law Review board. All entries submitted to the board are read and evaluated for quality of writing and use of the correct citation formatting. Authors of the two notes chosen as most outstanding receive one of two awards along with a cash prize either The Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award or the W&L Law Council Law Review Award. The Notes are presented to faculty, staff, and students at the Law Review Student Notes Program the following year when the authors serve as Editors on the Law Review board. These notes, along with other well-written notes, are published in the Washington and Lee Law Review.
2013 Note Awards to be held September 19, 2013 in the Milhiser Moot Courtroom, Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Meghan E. Flinn, '14L received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for her Note entitled:
A Continuing War with Asbestos: The Stalemate Among State Courts on Liability for Take-Home Asbestos Exposure.
Kyle A. Dolinsky, '14L received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for his Note entitled:
CAD's Cradle: Untangling Copyrightability, Derivative Works, and Fair Use in 3D Printing.
2012 Notes Awards and Presentation:
Claire M. Hagan, ‘13L
Sheltering Psychiatric Patients from the DeShaney Storm: A Proposed Analysis for Determining Affirmative Duties to Voluntary Patients
Ms. Hagan received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for her Note. She earned her B.A. from Notre Dame and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is an Executive Editor for Volume 70 of the Law Review. Professor Timothy Jost advised this Note.
Video of Presentation
Luther R. Ashworth II, ‘13L
Is Hedge Fund Advisor Registration Necessary to Accomplish the Goals of the Dodd–Frank Act’s Title IV?
Mr. Ashworth received the Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award for his Note. He graduated from Virginia Tech and is a Managing Editor for Volume 70 of the Law Review. Professor Christopher Bruner served as faculty advisor in the preparation of this Note.
Video of Presenation
2011 Notes Presentation
Christopher Alexion - "Open the Door, Not the Floodgates: Controlling Qui Tam Litigation under the False Claims Act"
Christine Shepard - "Corporate Wrongdoing and the In Pari Delicto Defense in Auditor Malpractice Cases: A New Approach"
2010 Notes Presentation
10/20/2009 - 2009 Law Review Notes Presentation