Real Property Journal announces winners for writing competition

August 24, 2014

Texas A&M Law School Journal of Real Property LawFORT WORTH, Texas - The Texas A&M School of Law Journal of Real Property Law announces its winners for the 2nd Annual National Writing Contest. Three papers will be published in the 2014 Winter edition of the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law including:

1st Place – Michael McGraw, Duquesne University School of Law, “Field of Dreams: Is the Movie Site’s Commercialization a Dream Plan With Significant Benefits or a Nightmare Script With Crippling Effects?”

2nd Place – Brian Walsh, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, “How to Remedy the Court’s Unreasonable Expansion of the Public Use Doctrine”

3rd Place – Emily Anderson, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, “Help Me, I’m Drowning! Using the FHA to Protect Cities That Use Eminent Domain to Seize Underwater Mortgages”

3LDavid Sarnacki, Journal of Real Property Law editor-in-chief, said, “The top three submissions judged by the Board of Editors stood out not only as well-written with strong analysis of the law on the topic, but were also timely, relevant and just plain interesting.”

Criteria for this competition was that the real property-based essay was to be written by an individual currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

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