• Local law student wins national honor
    April 18,2014
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    Local law student

    wins national honor

    SOUTH ROYALTON –– For the third time in five years, a Vermont Law School student has been selected to receive a Burton Award, the highest honor for legal writing in the nation.

    Elizabeth Tisher is one of 15 law students selected from across the country for the 2014 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award, the law school announced Thursday in a press release.

    Tisher is recognized for her article “Re-Stitching the Urban Fabric: Municipal-Driven Rehabilitation of Vacant and Abandoned Buildings in Ohio’s Rust Belt,” published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law in 2013.

    After graduation, Tisher plans to clerk for Vermont Supreme Court Justice John A. Dooley.

    Tisher and fellow 2014 award recipients will be recognized at a gala event June 9 at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

    Presented in association with the Library of Congress and funded by the nonprofit Burton Foundation, the Burton Awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in the legal profession.

    For more information about the Burton Awards, go to www.burtonawards.com.
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