Northwestern Law student Timothy Fry (JD ’13) was awarded with a 2013 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for excellence in legal writing.
Fry was chosen as a winner in the Distinguished Legal Writing Awards category for his article “Prosecutorial Training Wheels: Ginsburg's Connick v. Thompson Dissent and the Training Imperative.” The piece was originally published in Northwestern Law’s Journal on Criminal Law and Criminology (JCLC). According to the Burton Awards, honors were presented to “authors who have written outstanding articles which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.”
Fry’s nomination was made by Law School administration after reading his article and soliciting recommendations from the various school journals. According to dean of students Cliff Zimmerman, JCLC editor-in-chief Jess Notebaert (JD ’13) “enthusiastically recommended Tim.”
The Burton Awards are a national awards program that rewards great achievements in law with a principal focus on effective legal writing. Achievements range from legal writing to publications to the greatest reforms in law.
At the 2013 Law School Convocation, Fry was also awarded the Wigmore Key, which is presented each year to a graduating student who has done the most to help preserve the traditions of the law school.