Thursday July 24th 2014

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George Mason Law Review’s Raven Merlau Wins Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

For the seventh consecutive year, A George Mason University Law School student has won the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing.¬† This year, George Mason Law Review’s Raven Merlau was selected for this prestigious honor.¬† Raven served as Notes Editor for George Mason Law Review in 2012-2013, and her Comment, “The State Giveth and the State Taketh: Constitutional Pension Protections and the Retroactive Removal of Public Pension Tax Exemptions,” was published in George Mason Law Review Issue 19:5.

As a Burton Award winner, Raven has been invited to attend the organization’s 14th annual black-tie presentation of the Burton Awards at a reception and dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. ¬†Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court will be presented with the Contemporary Book of the Year in Law Award at the event, which will also feature a performance by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams.