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Inaugural law students essay contest winners

FFRF is proud to announce the six winners of the inaugural essay contest for law school students.

Law school students were asked to write up to 1,000 words on the topic of “What’s wrong with religious exemption or refusal laws?” FFRF paid out $11,250 to the top six winners of this contest.

The FFRF Board has since voted to make this an annual competition. In the future it will be known as the Cornelius Vanderbroek Memorial Essay Competition for Law Students.

“We want to start reaching out to and rewarding law students interested in protecting the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor.

First place

Christina Lowry, 27, William & Mary  Law School, $4,000.

Second place

Jessica Gaudette-Reed, 31, University of Florida Levin College of Law, $3,000.

Third place

Nneka Ewulonu, 24, University of  Georgia School of Law, $2,000.

Fourth place

Nicholas Bratsos, 25, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, $1,000.

Fifth place

Nick Ormes, 24, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, $750.

Sixth place

Nick Beachy, 23, Harvard Law School, $500.

Student essay contest