David Leishman receives 2006 Burton Award
David Leishman, class of 2006, has been awarded a Burton Award for excellence in legal writing. The Law School nominated David's law review article entitled Adding Insult to Injury: ERISA, Knudson, and the Error of the Possession Theory for the prestigious prize, which will be delivered at a gala reception at the Library of Congress in June.
David is the second U of M law student to win a Burton award. He joins Kari Dahlin, who won a Burton prize in 2001.
As of December 2005 only four law schools in the United States had ever won as many as three Burton awards: Stanford, Penn, Emory, and Duke. We will aim to join this group in 2007 with our next nomination.
Each year, the program rewards excellence and encourages perfection by presenting Burton Awards for Legal Achievement to winning authors from both law firms and law schools.