Meghan E. Sweeney, J.D. '11, Wins National Legal Writing Award

| By: Charles Williams

Meghan Sweeney Meghan E. Sweeney, J.D. Candidate ’11, has been named a “2011 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner by the Board of Directors of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement.

Sweeney’s article, entitled “Defending the ‘Other’ First Amendment Freedom: State Campaign Disclosure Laws and the Free Exercise of Religion,” was one of only 15 student-authored pieces to be selected out of the mass of entries received from the nation’s law schools.

In addition to 15 law students, the Burton Awards also honors 30 partners and counsel from the nation’s 600 largest firms.

The awards program is a nonprofit effort run in association with the Library of Congress. The awards event this year will be held at the Library of Congress on June 13, 2011, and Sweeney will be in attendance. The guest speakers will include Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Stephen Breyer.

More information about the Burton Awards and this year’s other winners is available here.