Virginia Law Weekly Nabs Two ABA Awards
The Law School's student-run newspaper, The Virginia Law Weekly, garnered two awards at the American Bar Association's Law Student Division Awards, announced Aug. 9 at the ABA's annual meeting in Washington D.C. Class of 2002 graduate and former Law Weekly News Editor Jonathan Riehl's Sept. 21 editorial, "Bueller?…Bueller?…Anyone?…Anyone?" highlighted student apathy in the classroom, capturing Best Editorial. Another '02 grad, Chad Romey, won for Best Humorous Article with his lampooning of law students' interview experiences in "Interview This," published in the same issue. No other law school newspaper or magazine received more than one award in the Newspaper and Magazine Category.
Rising third-year Sharon Yuan, now Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, nominated one article for each category.
"Sharon told me she wanted to enter an article of mine in the competition, and I said okay. Other than figuring out how much postage was necessary, it wasn't that difficult. Except for bribing the judges. That was a little rough," Romey joked. Romey starts work at the Atlanta office of Greenburg Traurig LLP in September.
Riehl, who said he was surprised he won the award, is currently working as a freelance writer and editor while spending time in the National Archives researching Abraham Lincoln's use of the pardon power. Riehl has co-authored an article with Law School Prof. Jon Cannon on presidential environmental rhetoric, which they plan to present at Georgetown University in September.
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