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3L Walter G. Johnson Wins Highly Respected Burton Award

Walter Johnson Burton Award

A huge congratulations to 3L Walter G. Johnson on winning the most revered and highly respected Burton Award. The Burton Awards program is designed to reward major achievements in the law, ranging from literary awards to the greatest reform in law. The Burton Awards academic board selects ten law school students a year to honor with their distinguished legal writing award. Johnson won the Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award for his paper Governance Rules for Second Quantum Revolution, 59 Jurimetrics 487 (2019). He also won first place for the same paper in last year’s Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research.

Winning authors of the Burton literary awards display a true understanding and mastery of the law as well as clear, cogent, and concise writing. The Burton Awards program is held in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The awards are generally selected by professors from Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, and Columbia Law School, among others. The award ceremonies are held annually in the spring at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

Well done Walter!