W&L Law Student Wins Third Place in Nonsmokers' Rights Legal Research and Writing Competition
Lexington, VA • Tuesday, April 12, 2005The competition consisted of law student entrants from the U.S. and Canda. The finalists were asked to orally present and defend their papers. The purpose of the contest was to encourage law students to develop ideas, research, and write about new issues using a legal or law-related action (e.g. a novel law suit, administrative action, legislative approach, guide or assistance to others to sue, etc.) designed to be particularly effective in advancing and/or protecting the rights of nonsmokers, primarily by protecting them from exposure to tobacco smoke pollution. These ideas for legal actions can then be used by students, lawyers, or nonsmokers' rights organizations to protect nonsmokers.