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2007 Burton Award for Legal Writing Goes to Mason Law Student

The Burton Foundation has announced its 2007 Burton Award winners, and among them is Mason Law student Andrew Grossman (3E), whose paper was selected as one of 15 nationwide to receive the award. Grossman has been invited to a June 4 awards ceremony and dinner to be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., at which CBS News' chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer will be guest speaker. Master of Ceremonies for the event is Bill Press, formerly of Crossfire.

In addition to hotel accomodations and travel expenses, Grossman will receive an inscribed crystal obelisk to commemorate his achievement.

Founded in 1999, the Burton Awards program is run in association with the Library of Congress and its Law Library. The award's purpose is to reward effective and clear legal writing by honoring partners in law firms and law students who exemplify this practice by setting high standards for others to follow. Nominations are made by law school deans and managing partners of the 1000 largest U.S. law firms.