Megan McDermott to receive writing prize at Supreme Court ceremony

Megan McDermott

Megan McDermott has been awarded the 2016 Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing by the American Inns of Court. McDermott, a lecturer at UW Law School, will formally accept the award in November at a ceremony to be held at the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills. McDermott’s winning essay, “Negotiating on Behalf of Low Income Litigants: The Distorting Effects of Model Rule 4.1,” will be published in the South Carolina Law Review as part of the award. She will also receive a cash prize of $5,000.

The American Inns of Court, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds. The Inns have gained a national and international reputation as an organization that bridges the gap between formal law school education and legal practice by offering career-long continuing education in the Common Law tradition.


Submitted by Law School News on August 24, 2016

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