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Bloomington students win national competitions

Rebecca Berfanger
January 1, 2007
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Two Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington students have recently won national contests for their writings, according to the school ;s weekly e-mail newsletter, Indiana Law Annotated.

Doug Hass and Matthew Lawless, both 2Ls, will have their articles published later this year in the legal journals that conducted the competitions.

Hass ; article, "The Never-Was-Neutral Net and Why Informed End Users Can End the Net Neutrality Debates," is the winner of The Berkeley Technology Law Journal ;s 2007 Writing Competition. Hass ; article will be published in the BTLJ ;s Volume 22, Fall 2007 issue and included a $2,000 prize for first place.

Lawless wrote a comment that won the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology Comment contest, which included a $1,000 prize. His piece, "The Third Party Doctrine Redux: Internet Search Records and the Case for a ‘Crazy Quilt ; of Fourth Amendment Protection," will be published in the journal later this year.

 
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