Monday, May 26, 2008
Dr. Natalie Tarenko of Texas Tech University School of Law was announced as the first recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Contest Award, which will be given out for the first time this summer by the Legal Writing Institute at its summer conference in Indianapolis. She received the award based on her article "Can the Windowpane Speak? Re-evaluating Orwell's Metaphor," published in Volume 22, Number 1 of The Second Draft. Her article was selected by the LWI Awards Committee from among those published by legal writing advisors in The Second Draft's segment "From the Desk of the Legal Writing Specialist" during the past academic year.
Click here for a link to the Second Draft. (It may take a few moments to open, be patient). Her winning article starts on page 9.
The Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Contest Award is named for the former Director of the Legal Writing Center at Touro University School of Law, who served there for eight years. During that time, she worked to develop her school's Legal Resources Center. She was also active in LWI and in the smaller legal writing advisors group. She died on November 4, 2005 and is very much missed by everyone who knew her. The legal writing advisors in LWI established this award in Deborah's memory.
Hat tip to the LWI Awards Committee (Alison Craig, William J. Roden, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Susan E. Thrower, and Christopher G. Wren). An additional Hat Tip to Natalie Tarenko for supplying the links to the two articles by Deborah Hecht. Additional links to articles by Deborah Hecht are welcome and invited.