The Dean Jonathan B. Chase Paper

The Chase Paper is awarded each year in memory of Dean Jonathon B. Chase. The award is given by the Vermont Law Review to a third year student whose submitted entry best represents the standards established by Dean Chase and continued by the Vermont Law Review. The competition is open to all members of the third year class, except for Vermont Law Review members. Ideal entries should contain a scholarly analysis of a discrete legal issue. Independent research papers, papers submitted for writing-intensive courses, and papers used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement generally should fit this criteria. Consequently, submissions are not limited to work completed during the present semester. The submissions should be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins, be at least ten pages in length, and properly cited using the Bluebook (19th ed.). The judges will consider the following factors: originality, quality of research and analysis, Bluebook form, clarity of style, and timeliness of the subject.

Past Winners

2004
Anecdote and Accountability: Juveniles, SSRIs and
the Involuntary Intoxication Defense
Simon Mayo
29 Vt. L. Rev.

2002
Private Mineral Interests in the Eastern National Forests:
To What Extent can the Federal Government Infringe
Upon Private Subsurface Mineral Rights
When Protecting Federal Land?
Robin Eiseman
27 Vt. L. Rev.

2001
Implementing the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA) in Indian Country and Approaches
for Amending RCRA to Better Serve Tribal Interests
Fred Breedlove
26 Vt. L. Rev. 881

1999
Preserving Gypsy Culture Through Romanian Law in America
Joy Kanwar
24 Vt. L. Rev. 1265 (2000)

1998
The Departments of Commerce and Interior:
Bifurcating an Evolutionary Significant Unit
under the Endangered Species Act
Tanya A. Gulesserian
23 Vt. L. Rev. 605 (1999)

1997
Climbing the Beanstalk: Justice Holmes
and The Search for Reconciliation
Maria C. Royal
22 Vt. L. Rev. 559 (1998)

1996
Quantitative Justice: Have the Federal
Sentencing Guidelines Forsaken Quality?
Carrie Legus
21 Vt. L. Rev. 1145 (1997)

1995
Raising Revenue for an Adequate Education
in New Hampshire
Marcia A. Brown Thunberg
20 Vt. L. Rev. 1001 (1996)

1992
A Suggested Interpretation of DR-107(A)(1):
The Employment Attorney’s Perspective on
Contacting Employees of an Adverse Business Organization
Catherine L. Schaefer
18 Vt. L. Rev. 95 (1993)

1991
In Re Quechee Lakes Corporation: Mitigating
Aesthetic Environmental Damage or an Eyesore
on Act 250 Land Use Protections?
Robert C. Granger
16 Vt. L. Rev. 541 (1992)

1990
Testimony Based on Hypnosis in Criminal Crimes
Adam Suits
15 Vt. L. Rev.

1989
Visitation in the Domestic Violence Context:
Problems and Recommendations
IlonaM. Bessenyey
14 Vt. L. Rev. 57 (1989)


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