VT Law School Student Wins Prestigious National Award
April 27, 2011
Vermont Law School student Ben Leoni '11 has been selected by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement as a winner of the 2011 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards. Leoni is the first VLS student to win the award, which is the highest honor in legal writing in the United States.
The VLS Legal Writing Program nominated Leoni's article, "Resolving Disputes in the Northern Forest: Lessons From the Connecticut and Moosehead Lakes," which was published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Vermont Law Review. The article dealt with environmental dispute resolution among private landowners and other stakeholders in the public land-use debate over logging, development, recreation and conservation in the vast forest stretching across northern New England.