The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research. Lily Yan is the first place award recipient for her paper Uncharted Domains and the New Land Rush: Indigenous Rights to Top-Level Domains, while Tim Forsman earned second-place honors for What the QSA Means for the Salton Sea: California’s Big Blank Check. Yan and Forsman’s papers demonstrate sophistication and originality in the use of research materials, exceptional innovation in research strategy, and skillful synthesis of research results into a comprehensive scholarly analysis.
A review panel comprised of librarians Victoria Trotta and Beth DiFelice and Associate Clinical Professor Kimberly Holst selected the winners from the competitive entries.
In addition to receiving a monetary award, the winners are also invited to publish their papers in Law Library’s digital scholarship repository, and to feature their papers in the Law Library Display Case.