Minnesota Law Student Wins Equal Justice Award
The 2006 Equal Justice Award will be presented to Jennifer C. Johnson, a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School, for her paper entitled “Race-Based Housing Importunities: The Disparate Impact of Realistic Group Conflict.” The award will be presented at the Minnesota Women Lawyers Annual Meeting on June 7. Congratulations to Jennifer for her outstanding work!
All Minnesota Law Students were invited to submit an article or essay written on an important legal or social topic involving issues of justice and equality. The papers are reviewed by a panel that includes a professor from each of the law schools. Professor Carol Chomsky, a Past-President of Minnesota Women Lawyers, has served on the panel of judges since the award’s inception.
Historically, all but two of the recipients of this award have been University of Minnesota Law School students! Past Award Recipients include:
||Kent Williams (University of Minnesota; Property Rights Protection Under Article I, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution: A Rationale for Providing Possessory Crimes Defendants with Automatic Standing to Challenge Unreasonable Searches and Seizures)|
||Karen A. Brooks (Hamline University; The New Stalking Laws: Are They Adequate to End Violence?)|
||Margaret Hobday (University of Minnesota; A Constitutional Response to the Realities of intimate Violence: Minnesota's Domestic Homicide Statute)|
||Robin Preble (University of Minnesota; Family Violence and Family Property: A proposal for Reform)|
||Johanna Bond (University of Minnesota; Postmodern Insight into the Rigidity of Gender Categories: The Case for Prohibiting the Sexual Harassment of Gay Men and Lesbian Women)|
||Nancy Brasel (University of Minnesota; Taking Back Equal Protection: Virginia Military Institute, Real Women, and Real Choices)|
||Sandra R. Levitsky (University of Minnesota; Footnote 55: Closing the 'Bisexual Defense' Loophole in Title VII Sexual Harassment Cases)|
||Cynthia Frost (University of Minnesota; Shahar v. Bowers: that girl just didn't have good sense!)|
||Jill C. Robertson (University of Minnesota; Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace: An Employer's Responsibility)|
||Heidi Johnson (University of Minnesota; Against Their Will: The Trafficking of Women for Prostitution in Southern Asia)|
||Nicole Saharsky (University of Minnesota; Consistency as a Constitutional Value: A Comparative Look at Age in Abortion and Death Penalty Jurisprudence)|
||Maura Shuttleworth (University of Minnesota; No Remedy: The Under-representation of Women in Political Office and the Absence of a Voting Rights Act for Women.)|
||No Award Presented|
||Jennifer Fischer (University of Minnesota; The Americans with Disabilities Act: Correcting Discrimination of Persons with Mental Disabilities in the Pre-Trial Process)|
Amy Draeger (Hamline University School of Law; The Asylum Narrative: Retelling Torture in America)
For more information, please see the official website for the MWL Equal Justice Award.