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Student Receives ABA Business Law Writing Prize

June 2, 2010 | by Hilary Hurd Anyaso

CHICAGO --- Alexandra Newman, a 2010 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, recently won second prize in the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section 2009-2010 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Competition, which recognizes outstanding student writings on a business law subject.

Newman's paper, "Manipulation in Political Prediction Markets," was chosen from among 30 submissions, which were judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality and contribution to the literature available on the subject. She was awarded $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the annual Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Denver last month, which nearly 1,500 lawyers and judges attended.

"I would strongly encourage Northwestern law students to learn about the many incredible opportunities available to them through the ABA," said Newman. "This award offered an invaluable experience."

Newman's paper will be published this spring in The Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law. Later this summer, Newman will begin a two-year position as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

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