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Chrostek '12 Nominated for Burton Award

February 13, 2012

An article by Vermont Law School student Garrett Chrostek '12, titled "A Critique of Vermont's Right-To-Farm Law and Proposals for Better Protecting the State's Agricultural Future," has been selected as VLS's official entry in the 2012 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award competition.Image of legal writing

The article, which was published in the Vermont Law Review in 2011, evaluates Vermont's right-to-farm law and makes concrete suggestions for improving it.

"The article is erudite and pragmatic," said Professor Greg Johnson, director of VLS's Legal Writing Program. "It offers realistic proposals to protect Vermont's agricultural resources."

Ben Leoni '11 was selected by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement as a winner of the 2011 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards. Leoni, who now practices law in Maine, was the first VLS student to win the award, which is the highest honor in legal writing in the United States.

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