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ILH Announces 2010 Paper Prize Winners

The Institute for Law and the Humanities (ILH) is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2010 ILH paper prize competition.

A committee consisting of Professors Batlan, Schmidt and Nahmod awards the first prize ($500) to Keith Syverson, Class of 2011, for his very well written, comprehensive and thoughtful paper entitled Freedom to Express a Biological Construct: The Case for First Amendment protection of BioArt. In this paper Mr. Syverson confronts difficult issues at the intersection of art, science and the First Amendment.

The committee awards second prize ($250) to Jerry Thomas, Class of 2011, for his creative paper entitled Queer Poetry and Sex-Neutrality: Toward a More Comprehensive Legal Theory of Sexual Citizenship. This paper includes not only legal analysis but also intriguing interpretations of “queer poetry” and their implications. Mr. Thomas’s provocative paper is humanistic in every sense of the term.

Congratulations to both of these deserving winners who were up against tough competition.

Their papers will be available for downloading at the Institute for Law and the Humanities home page.

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