News and Events

Winner of 2013 Vulcan Materials Award for Outstanding Candidates Paper

The top scoring papers from the Journal's Summer Writing Program for membership are considered by a committee of faculty members for the prestigious Vulcan Materials Co. Scholarship Award for Outstanding Candidate’s Paper.   The winner of the 2013 award is Matt Jager for his paper written on United States v. Griffin.  Matt earns the $1000 prize made possible by Vulcan Materials Company, and his paper will be published in issue 37:2 of the Journal.  The runner-up for this year's award is John Spade, whose paper on Feld v. Feld will also be published in issue 37:2.


2013-2014 Associate Editors Selected

The Volume 37 Editorial Board is pleased to announce the selection of the 2L members who will serve as Associate Editors for this academic year:  Dillon K. Bullard, Amanda G. Kisor, Emily H. Slay, and Virginia M. Underwood.  These talented individuals were selected from a large group of quality applicants, and we look forward to an outstanding year.


Class of 2015 Journal Members Invited

The Editorial Board and staff of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy are pleased to announce the following students have been extended membership based on their successful completion of the Journal's Summer 2013 Writing Program:  Dillon K. Bullard, R. Clayton Cain, L. Ashleigh Hunnicutt, Phoenix J. Iverson, Matthew B. Jager, Amanda G. Kisor, W. Hunter Martiniere, Tyler J. Pritchard, Neil E. Senkbeil, Emily H. Slay, John R. Spade, and Virginia M. Underwood.


Volume 37 Senior Associate Editors Selected

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the selection of Senior Associate Editors for 2013-2014:  Christen D. Butler, Abbey L. Thompson, and Nina M. Towle.


AJTA Hosts Inaugural Symposium

On February 8, 2013, the American Journal of Trial Advocacy hosted its first annual symposium, "The Use of Social Media in 21st Century Litigation," at Cumberland School of Law. The keynote speaker, Judge Paul Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, spoke on authentication of social media evidence.  The program also included two panel discussions on discovery and other trial and pre-trial issues involving social media.

The event was attended by over 200 guests, whose comments included “Fascinating topic.  Great speakers.  Judge Grimm was exceptional!”  “Information presented was relevant and timely....”  “Program exceeded expectations!  Well done.”

Copies of the 2013 symposium issue (36:3) may be ordered online here for $15 each.

The Journal's 2014 symposium will be held at Cumberland School of Law on January 31, 2014 and will include a similar technology-oriented theme.  Free CLE credit will also be available.

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