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Miranda Jones Wins 2008 Burton Award

For the second year in a row, a Mason Law student has been selected to receive the Burton Award for clarity and effectiveness in legal writing.

Miranda Y. Jones (3D) was selected by the Burton Foundation as one of the top 15 writers from law schools nationwide to receive the 2008 Burton Award. Jones was nominated by Mason Law Dean Daniel Polsby for her article entitled, "Permanent Injunction, A Remedy By Any Other Name Is Patently Not The Same: How Ebay v. Mercexchange Affects The Patent Right of Non-Practicing Entities."

Jones has been invited to attend an awards presentation to be held on June 16 at the Library of Congress that features Bill Press, former co-host of Crossfire, as master of ceremonies. Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will be the guest speaker at the event, whose theme is "A Tribute to the Democratic Process."

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.