Saul Ehrenpreis of the University of Maryland School of Law Wins ABIs Third Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Contact: John Hartgen
SAUL EHRENPREIS OF THE UNIVERISTY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW WINS ABI’S THIRD ANNUAL LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
April 6, 2011, Alexandria, Va.— Saul
Ehrenpreis of the University of Maryland School of Law won the
American Bankruptcy Institute’s Third Annual Bankruptcy Law
Student Writing Competition. Ehrenpreis’ paper, “Trademark
Licenses in Bankruptcy,” received the highest overall score from a
judging panel of leaders from ABI’s Bankruptcy Litigation
Committee, which sponsored the competition. Announced as the winner at
ABI’s 29th Annual Spring Meeting, Ehrenpreis will receive a $1,000
cash prize, publication of the paper in the ABI Journal and a
one-year ABI membership. Prior to submission, Prof. Michelle
Harner of the University of Maryland School of Law reviewed
Gregory Pesce of the University of Chicago Law School received second place for his paper “The Irrelevance of Philadelphia Newspapers.” Pesce will receive a cash award of $750, publication of the paper in a future ABI committee newsletter and a one-year ABI membership. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi (D. Del.; Wilmington), who is a frequent ABI lecturer and alumni of the University of Chicago Law School, reviewed Pesce’s paper prior to submission. Christopher Rubino of St. John’s University School of Law received third place for his paper, “Court Holds that Overpaid Taxes Cannot Be Turned Over to the Estate.” He will be presented a cash award of $500, publication of the paper in a future ABI committee newsletter and a one-year ABI membership. Prior to submission, Prof. Kevin Baum of St. John’s University School of Law reviewed Rubino’s paper.
Law students submitted papers from Jan 1-March 1 for the competition, which focused on on current issues regarding matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts. All papers were reviewed by a law professor prior to submission and were then judged on style, substance and relevance by a panel of bankruptcy experts, including a bankruptcy judge, former U.S. Trustee and several practitioners. Invotex Group, Inc. sponsored the first-place prize while Jenner & Block LLP sponsored the second-place prize and McGuireWoods LLP sponsored the third-place prize.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.