Place - Nicole Pakiz is a student at Vermont Law
School, whose graduation is expected in 2012. Her winning paper is
entitled, “Why The ALI Should Redraft The Animal-Cruelty Provision
Of The Model Penal Code." Pakiz received $1,000 for her
Place - Caitlin Giaimo is a student at
Columbia Law School, 3L, whose expected graduation date is May
2013. Her article is entitled " Caged Speech: The Agricultural
Industry’s Gag Legislation And Its Implications For Investigative
Journalism." Giaimo received $500 for her essay.
Place - Véronique Jarrell-King, a student at Vermont
Law School, whose graduation is expected in 2012. Her winning paper is
entitled, “Wildlife, Water Quality And The Public Trust Doctrine:
A Means Of Enforcing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Management
Plans." Jarrell-King received $1,000 for her winning
Place - Tabitha Nicole Mitchell, a student
at University Of Maryland School Of Law whose graduation is expected in
2011. Her article is entitled "Cage-Free, Free-Range, Organic? Why
Animal Welfare Depends On A New Government Labeling Scheme." She
received $500 for her essay.
Place - Lesley Peterson, a student
at Brooklyn Law School whose graduation is expected in 2011. Her
winning paper entitled, “Talkin' Bout A Humane Revolution:
New Standards For Farming Practices And How They Could Change
International Trade As We Know It” explores whether new animal
welfare standards, such as California's recent Proposition 2, have the
potential to conflict with the World Trade Organization's General
Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which reduces trade barriers for
goods. Peterson received $1,000 for her winning submission.
Place - Dana Marie Pannella, a student at Case Western University School of Law whose
graduation is expected in 2011. Panella's article entitled
"Animals Are Property: The Violation of Soldiers’ Rights to Strays
in Iraq" examines the negative impact of Department of Defense's General
Order 1B (GO-1B), which prevents soldiers from “[a]dopting as pets
or mascots, caring for, or feeding any type of domestic or wild
animal,” and how the order conflicts with property law and public
policy. She proposes that GO-1B be revised to allow the adoption of
stray domestic animals. She received $500 for her essay.
Place - Allison L. Westfahl Kong, a student at New
York University Law School whose graduation is expected in 2010.
Her submission entitled “Improving the Protection of Species
Endangered in the United States by Means of a Revision of the Distinct
Population Segment (DPS) Policy,” explores whether the DPS, a
portion of a species' or subspecies' population or range, should be
revised to permit the listings of species that are solely endangered
within the United States and whether such a change is consistent with
the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Kong received $1,000 for her winning
Place - Andra Waniek, a recent graduate of Brooklyn
Law School. Her paper “Protecting Woman's Best Friend from Family
Violence: Proposal for a Model Statute Including Animals in Protective
Orders,” discusses and reviews proposed and enacted legislation
concerning inclusion of animals in protective orders. Waniek proposes a
federal statute authorizing the inclusion of animals in protective
orders that combines and modifies components of several proposed and
enacted state statutes and adds a new provision to account for the
housing of animals during their owners' stay at domestic violence
shelters. Waniek received $500 for her essay.
place - Laurel McNeill, a student at Hofstra
University School of Law, whose graduation is expected in 2010.
Her submission, entitled “Giant Steps: The African Elephant
and the United States’ Effect on The Survival of The
Species”, examined the United States’ laws and agencies
responsible for perpetuating the existence of the elephant, and
suggested ways of doing more. Of all the submissions, this
particular submission exhibited the highest quality of research, the
most accurate and clear analysis and best technical writing.