Environmental Law Students Garner Writing Honors
Three Levin College of Law students were recognized over the summer for their outstanding writing on topics related to land use and environmental law. Yee Huang’s paper “Fifth Amendment Takings & Transitions in Water Law” won the $5,000 First Prize in the 2007 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest sponsored by the Roscoe Pound Institute. Her paper will be published in the Denver Water Law Review. Also this summer, two UF Law students were recognized for their writing by the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section. Gregory Zhelesnik’s paper titled “Critical Habitat Designation: An Analysis of the Effectiveness Debate” won second place in the annual Maloney Essay Contest, a competition sponsored by The Florida Bar ELULS and named in honor of former UF Law Dean and water law scholar Frank Maloney. Jariel Bortnick’s “From Fertile Grounds to Troubled Compounds: Florida’s Failed Shopping Malls and Their Mixed-Use Redevelopment Options” was the third place winner in the same competition.