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Members of Georgetown Law Community Receive Burton Awards for Legal Achievement

April 20, 2015 —

Abraham Shanedling, L'15 Abraham Shanedling, L'15

Abraham Shanedling, L’15, has won a 2015 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for his paper, “Removing Weapons of Mass Destruction for the World’s Most Volatile Region: How to Achieve a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East.” Shanedling and other winners from law schools and law firms around the country will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Library of Congress on June 15. 

In his paper, which was published this fall in the Georgetown Journal of International Law, Shanedling analyzes historical and present challenges of making the Middle East a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) “free zone.” Drawing from other world regions that have already established nuclear weapons free zones, the paper recommends measures for breaking the impasse in creating a Middle East WMD free zone, and presents a set of core components for a future treaty.

Several Georgetown Law alumni will also be honored at the ceremony: 

-Kimberly Peretti (L’96), “Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know in an Era of Increased Scrutiny”

-Anthony C. Biagioli (L’09), “Trade Secret Traps for the Unwary: Potential Corp. Criminal Liability as U.S. Trade Secrets Enforcement Accelerates”

-Joel S. Feldman (L’79), “Comcast’s Lasting Impact: Crystallization and Affirmation of the 23(b)(3) Predominance Requirement”

-Stefan Mentzner (L’01), “9th Circ. Made 3 Errors in ‘Innocence of Muslims’”

-Ralph J. Caccia (L’86), “Telecommunications Industry in the Government’s FCPA Crosshairs”

-Jonathan Uffelman (L’08), “A Practitioner’s Guide to Post-Octane Fitness Decisions: The New Landscape of Section 285 Attorney Fees”

The Burton Awards and the Burton Foundation were created by William C. Burton in 1999 to reward attorneys and law students for effective legal writing. The awards program is run in association with the Library of Congress. Burton is a partner at Sagat Burton in New York and the author of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus.

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