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The 2016 Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Winner

Published on May 19, 2016

Congratulations to Jillian Slaight, winning author of the Eighth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition!

The Legal History & Rare Books SIS and the Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Committee are delighted to announce this year's winning and runner-up essays. Jillian Slaight is a doctoral student in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her essay is titled "Seductive Arguments: Law, Elopement & the Erosion of Parental Authority in Pre-Revolutionary France." Ms. Slaight will present her paper at the AALL Annual Meeting. The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 17 from 12:45 - 2:00 pm in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Soldier Field Room.

Adam Giancola, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada) class of 2017, wrote the runner-up essay, "The Development of Recusatio Iudicis and the Rise of Aequitas."

The Committee thanks all authors who submitted essays. It is always a pleasure to read the fine essays submitted and always difficult to select the winning essays. Please join us in congratulating Jillian Slaight and Adam Giancola.

Fred Dingledy and Tim Kearley, committee co-chairs, and committee members Warren Billings, Laurel Davis, Marguerite Most, Mark Podvia, Laura Ray, Janet Sinder, and Sarah Yates; and Kasia Solon Cristobal, SIS chair and Karen Wahl, vice chair.

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