VLS Student Wins National Writing Competition Twice
Communication is the cornerstone of a successful legal career. From orientation to graduation, Villanova University School of Law (VLS) provides students with a solid foundation in legal writing, analysis and research. Our innovative approach to legal writing—which includes six semester of writing instruction and experiential learning opportunities— underscores VLS’s commitment to train graduates to meet the intense demands of the legal industry.
Award-winning VLS student, Laura Ploeg ‘13, is a testament to Villanova’s institutional focus on a strong writing curriculum and faculty. Ploeg was recently named a winner of the National Law Review (NLR) Law Student Writing Contest for the second time. Her article, “Mendez-Reyes, Demandstein, & Chevron: Withdrawing Chances Of Obtaining Cancellation Of Removal In The Third Circuit For Some Aliens,” was most recently honored. She was previously recognized for her work, “Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting: A Law Student's Freewheeling Inquiry,” in Fall 2012.
Submissions to the competition are limited to students enrolled in accredited U.S. law schools and are judged by NLR staff on the basis of readability, clarity, organization, timeliness, and usefulness to legal and business professionals.
Ploeg is an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Spanish, from West Chester University and graduated summa cum laude.