College of Law Student Wins National Writing Award
The academic board of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement selected Zachary West, a third-year law student and first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, to receive the 2013 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.
His work, “Young Fella, If You’re Looking for Trouble I’ll Accommodate You: Deputizing Companies for the Use of Hackback,” was published in Volume 63 of the Syracuse Law Review—one of only 15 selected in the nation. He will attend a June celebration at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to recognize his work.
“I am honored to receive the Burton Award for Legal Achievement,” West says. “This award speaks to the outstanding tradition of Syracuse University College of Law and the quality of the Syracuse Law Review.”
West earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2010. At the College of Law, he is a member of the Syracuse Law Review, a member of Moot Court Honor Society and a member of the Justinian Honor Society. He will graduate with magna cum laude honors in May 2013.
After graduation, West will join the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps.
The Burton Awards were established by William C. Burton in 1999 to reward great achievements in law. The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement academic board recognizes only 15 students every year for Distinguished Legal Writing.