LCCHP Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Preservation Law


The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation is delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Law Student Writing Competition (LCCHP decided not to recognize any other papers in 2015).  This year, 15 papers were submitted to the Competition. They were judged by Will Cook, Emily Monteith, Jess Phelps, Jenn Richman, David Tarler, and Heather Terrell, who were asked to use the judging criteria posted on the LCCHP website (, and pick the one paper they believed was best (or decline to pick any paper).

The winning paper of the 2015 LCCHP Law Student Writing Competition is Fakes and Forgeries: The Art (and Science) of Deception and Issues with Recovery, written by Heather Scruggs, Class of 2015 at South Texas College of Law. Congratulations to Ms. Scruggs and her law school, and thanks to the judges for their conscientiousness in judging the papers and their devotion to legal education and scholarship in the area of cultural heritage law.

Past Recipients

2014: Anne Horn Baroody, University of Georgia School of Law

Lauren Harkey, UNC School of Law

Salome Kiwara-Wilson, DePaul University College of Law

2011: Laurie Frey, Columbia Law School

2010: Kelly Culbertson, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (First Place); Rebecca Menke, Cardozo School of Law (Second Place)

Amelia Sargent, Stanford University Law School (First Place);  Melanie Greer, DePaul University College of Law (Second Place)

2008: Ethan Plaut, University of Colorado Law School (First Place); Bryan Stockton of Georgetown Law School (Second Place)

2007: James A. Wawrzyniak, Harvard Law School (First Place); Dorothy Schmidt, Lewis and Clark Law School (Second Place)

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