Nicholas Surprise, a second-year University of Wisconsin Law School student, is the winner of the 2022 Best Brief Competition. His brief was selected as the best appellate brief written for the Spring 2022 Legal Research and Writing course.

In addition to Surprise, the finalists included Stephen Goettsche, Catherine Harding, Taylor Hatridge and Laura Yurs.

The competition, sponsored annually by the Law School's Legal Research and Writing Program, recognizes outstanding legal writing by first-year students.

The Best Brief award involves three rounds of competition. First, Legal Research and Writing faculty select the best appellate briefs written by their students. Next, a panel of Wisconsin lawyers evaluate the semi-finalists' briefs and choose the finalists. The finalists' briefs are then judged independently by a panel of Law School faculty, who determine the winner.

Submitted by Law School News on February 1, 2023

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