The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law announced the winners of a law student writing competition held in conjunction with the Missouri Law Review symposium entitled “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.”
Professor S.I. Strong organized the competition, which asked students to use a conflict resolution perspective in addressing problems related to the events in Ferguson. The following students were honored for their essays.
First place: Laura Thomas Merkey (Maryland) for “Building Trust and Breaking Down the Wall: The Use of Restorative Justice to Repair Police-Community Relationships.” This essay will be published in the Missouri Law Review along with articles arising out of the symposium.
Second place: Arrin Kendall Richards (Vanderbilt) for “Using ARIA-C3 to Improve Police-Community Communications.”
Third place: Nicole Duncan (Loyola-Los Angeles) for “The Crimes of Colorblindness.”
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