Missouri DR Center Announces Winners of Student Writing Competition Regarding Events in Ferguson, Missouri

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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