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Alexandra Newman JD '10 wins second prize in ABA Business Law Student Writing Contest

May 04, 2010

Northwestern Law student Alexandra Newman JD '10 recently won second prize in the American Bar Association Business Law Section 2009-2010 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest. Newman’s paper, "Manipulation in Political Prediction Markets," was chosen from 30 submissions to the Student Writing Contest, which were judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality and contribution to the literature available on the subject. As a result, she was awarded $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the annual Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Denver, which took place last week. Her paper will also be published this spring as an article in the Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, & the Law.

At the spring meeting, she served as a representative for the law school and was afforded the opportunity to attend panel discussions and receptions, while interacting with more than 1,300 business lawyers and judges from around the country. “I would strongly encourage Northwestern students to learn about the many incredible opportunities available to them through the ABA,” said Newman. “This award offered an invaluable experience.” Congratulations to Alexandra on her outstanding achievement.

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