New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Animals and the Law Writing Competition

Watch for the Announcement and Rules for the 2013 Competition!


The Committee on Animals and the Law is proud to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Student Writing Competition:


First Place – Nicole Pakiz is a student at Vermont Law School, whose graduation is expected in 2012. Her winning paper is entitled, “Why The ALI Should Redraft The Animal-Cruelty Provision Of The Model Penal Code.”  Pakiz received $1,000 for her winning submission.

Second Place – Caitlin Giaimo is a student at Columbia Law School, 3L, whose expected graduation date is May 2013.  Her article is entitled ” Caged Speech: The Agricultural Industry’s Gag Legislation And Its Implications For Investigative Journalism.”  Giaimo received $500 for her essay.

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