Each year staffwriters (second-year law students) are required to write a Note on an issue of current interest in the law with the help of a faculty advisor and a member of the Law Review board. All entries submitted to the board are read and evaluated for quality of writing and use of the correct citation formatting. Authors of the two notes chosen as most outstanding receive one of two awards along with a cash prize either The Roy L. Steinheimer Law Review Award or the W&L Law Council Law Review Award. The Notes are presented to faculty, staff, and students at the Law Review Student Notes Program the following year when the authors serve as Editors on the Law Review board. These notes, along with other well-written notes, are published in the Washington and Lee Law Review.

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Winner from 2016

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The Freedom to Pursue a Common Calling: Applying Intermediate Scrutiny to Occupational Licensing Statutes, Alexandra L. Klein

Winner from 2015

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“Groove is in the Hart”: A Workable Solution for Applying the Right of Publicity to Video Games, R. Garrett Rice

Winner from 2014

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CAD’s Cradle: Untangling Copyrightability, Derivative Works, and Fair Use in 3D Printing, Kyle Dolinsky

Winner from 2013

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Sheltering Psychiatric Patients from the DeShaney Storm: A Proposed Analysis for Determining Affirmative Duties to Voluntary Patients, Claire Marie Hagan

Winner from 2012

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Open the Door, Not the Floodgates: Controlling Qui Tam Litigation Under the False Claims Act, Christopher M. Alexion

Winner from 2011

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SIGTARP and the Executive-Legislative Clash: Confronting a Bowsher Issue with an Eye Toward Preserving the Separation of Powers During Future Crisis Legislation, Aaron R. Sims

Winner from 2010

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Beyond BATSA: Getting Serious About State Corporate Tax Reform, Quinn T. Ryan

Winner from 2009

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Wrongs Committed During a Marriage: The Child that No Area of the Law Wants to Adoptt, Michelle L. Evans

Winner from 2008

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Tearing Fashion Design Protection Apart at the Seams, Lisa J. Hedrick

Winner from 2007

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Reconciling Ring v. Arizona with the Current Structure of the Federal Capital Murder Trial: The Case for Trifurcation, Donald M. Houser

Winner from 2006

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Tipping the Scales: Seeking Death Through Comparative Value Argumentst, Erin McCampbell

Winner from 2005

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For Whom the Court Tolls: Equitable Tolling of the AEDPA Statute of Limitations in Capital Habeas Cases, Aaron G. McCullough

Winner from 2004

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Evidence-Based Medicine in the Law Beyond Clinical Practice Guidelines: What Effect Will EBM Have on the Standard of Care?, Carter L. Williams

Winner from 2003

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The Need for Comity: A Proposal for Federal Court Review of Suppression Issues in the Dual Sovereignty Context After the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Carrie M. Bowden

Winner from 2002

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The Proof Is in the Policy: The Bush Administration, Nonpoint Source Pollution, and EPA's Final TMDL Rule, R. Bryant McCulley