Cooley Law Review Hosts 27th Annual Distinguished Brief Awards
July 17, 2012 – Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., served as the Keynote Speaker for the 27th Annual Distinguished Brief Awards Banquet presented by the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. The event was held Wednesday, July 11 at the Country Club of Lansing to honor the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Brief Awards.
Awards are given in recognition of the most scholarly briefs filed before the Michigan Supreme Court. A panel of volunteer judges determine the winners. Briefs are evaluated based on: question presented, point headings, statement of the case, argument and analysis, style, mechanics, and best overall brief. The winning briefs will be added to Cooley's Law Review issue to provide an example of a well-written brief.
Cooley Law School Assistant Professor Bradley Charles welcomed attendees and presented the awards. The 2012 winners are Aaron D. Lindstrom, James H. Breay, Matthew T. Nelson, of Warner Norcross & Judd with an Amici Curiae Brief of the Michigan Bankers Assocation and the The Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association for Residental Funding v. Saurman; Bridget McCormack, David A. Moran, of the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, for a Brief on Appeal, People of the State of Michigan v. Selesa A. Likine; and David W. Ogden, Daniel S. Volchok, Sonya L. Lebsack, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, with an Amicus Curiae American Psychological Association for State of Michigan v. Jerome Walter Kowalski.
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