Outstanding Student Papers

2014

Helen S. Carter Prize & Raymond W. Schowers Prize
Emily Carey ('14)

2012

Helen S. Carter Prize
Kevin Grzebielski (`13)
“He’s the One!:  A Case for Eyewitness Identification Reform in New Mexico.”

No Raymond W. Schowers Award was presented.

2011

Raymond W. Schowers Prize
Eugenia Lindsey (`11)
“An Evolution of the Free Exercise Clause: How the Free Exercise Clause Has Been Weakened and Why Courts Should Take Notice.”

Helen S. Carter Prize
Gregory Cole (`11)
“Child Soldiers and the US Persecutor Bar: Keeping Those in Need Out of the Country.”

2010

Raymond W. Schowers Prize
Hajra Malik (`10)
“Raiding The American Workplace: Federal Preemption and State Rights in Curbing Unlawful Alien Employment.”

Helen S. Carter Prize
Gabriela Ibañez Guzmán (`10)
“Arraigo Social: Bringing Spanish `Rootedness’ to the United States as a Model for Immigration Reform.”

2009

Raymond W. Schowers Prize
Kevin Pierce (`09)
“Out with the New, In with the Old: Reconsidering the Analytical Framework for Excessive Force Claims Created in Cortez v. McCauley.”

Helen S. Carter Prize
Kate Fitz Gibbon (`09)
“Dangerous Objects: Museums and Antiquities in 2008.”

2008

Raymond W. Schowers Prize
Karl Reifsteck (`08)
“Words Felt ‘Round the World: Searching for a Balance between Free Speech and Genocide Prevention.”

Helen S. Carter Prize
Kristina Fisher (`08)
“The Colonia and the Landfill: Colonias Development Council v. Rhino Environmental Services, Inc.”

Don G. McCormick Prize
Aristide Chakeres (`08)
“The Tension Between Sovereign Immunity and Popular Sovereignty.”

2007

Helen S. Carter Prize
Diane Albert (`07)
“Government-funded Software: Should it Reside in the Public Domain or be Owned by the Private Contractors That Created It?”

Raymond W. Schowers Prize
Patrick Mason (`06)
“Comparative Constitutional Law: A Comparison of Protections for Religious Freedom in the Public Schools of Malta and the United States.”