Mercer Students Place in IADC Legal Writing Contest

Third year Law student Terri K. Benton won first place in the 2011 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest. Her paper titled "Where Do I Fit In? Citizenship Claims and the §1332 Diversity Statute in Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. Osting-Schwinn” won amongst stiff competition and strong submissions to the contest according to IADC.

Recent Law graduate Louise N. Smith’s paper titled "Employers Beware: Civil Rico Provision Creates Private Enforcement of Immigration Laws" earned her third place in the competition.

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools were eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.

To find out more on the contest or to learn more about IADC visit their website.