Sean Clerget is the recipient of a 2012 Distinguished Writing Award from the Burton Foundation for his student comment, Timing is of the Essence: Reviving the Neutral Law of General Applicability Standard and Applying it to Restrictions Against Religious Face Coverings Worn While Testifying in Court.
The Burton Awards is national program in association with the Library of Congress. Every year, law school deans and managing partners of the 1,000 largest U.S. law firms nominate authors for the Burton Awards. A committee selects 15 winners in the law school category from schools across the country. Burton Award winners have demonstrated a high standard for clarity and effectiveness in legal writing.
Sean was an Articles Editor of George Mason Law Review from 2011 to 2012. His award-winning comment was published in Volume 18, Issue 4. This marks the third year in a row that a George Mason Law Review alum has received a Burton Award.