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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In Need of Direction: An Evaluation of the "Direct Effect" Requirement Under Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, Claire L. Leonard

Winner from 2015

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The Prior Convictions Exception: Examining the Continuing Viability of Almendarez-Torres Under Alleyne, Meg E. Sawyer

Winner from 2014

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A Continuing War with Asbestos: The Stalemate Among State Courts on Liability for Take-Home Asbestos Exposure, Meghan E. Flinn

Winner from 2013

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Is Hedge Fund Adviser Registration Necessary to Accomplish the Goals of the Dodd–Frank Act’s Title IV?, Luther R. Ashworth II

Winner from 2012

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Corporate Wrongdoing and the In Pari Delicto Defense in Auditor Malpractice Cases: A New Approach, Christine M. Shepard

Winner from 2011

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Independent Contractors, Employees, andEntrepreneurialism Under the NationalLabor Relations Act: A Worker-by-Worker Approach, Micah Prieb Stoltzfus Jost

Winner from 2010

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Protecting Due Process from the PROTECT Act: The Problems with Increasing Periods of Supervised Release for Sexual Offenders, Brett M. Shockley

Winner from 2009

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Untangling the Safety Net: Protecting Federal Benefits from Freezes, Fees, and Garnishmentt, Allen C. Myers

Winner from 2008

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In a Class by Themselves: A Proposal to Incorporate Tribal Courts into the Federal Court System Without Compromising Their Unique Status As "Domestic Dependent Nations", R. Stephen McNeill

Winner from 2007

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Inadequate Checks and Balances: Critiquing the Imbalance of Power in Arms Export Regulation, Charles L. Capito III

Winner from 2006

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Kmart and Beyond: A "Critical" Look at Critical Vendor Orders and the Doctrine of Necessity , Travis N. Turner

Winner from 2005

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Private Harms in the Cyber-World: The Conundrum of Choice of Law for Defamation Posed by Gutnick v. Dow Jones & Co., Shawn A. Bone

Winner from 2004

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Pretext in Employment Discrimination Litigation: Mandatory Instructions for Permissible Inferences?, William J. Vollmer

Winner from 2003

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Liability for "Causing" Violations of the Federal Securities Laws: Defining the SEC's Next Counterattack in the Battle of Central Bank, Gregory E. Van Hoey

Winner from 2002

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Who Owns Academic Freedom?: The Standard for Academic Free Speech at Public Universities, Stacy E. Smith

Winner from 2000

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Toward a Level Playing Field: Challenges to Accomplice Testimony in the Wake of United States v. Singleton, James W. Haldin

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The Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine and Trademark Infringement on the Intemet, Byrce J. Maynard

Winner from 1998

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The Future of Islamic Legal Arguments in International Boundary Disputes Between Islamic States, William Samuel Dickson Cravens

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Let the Buyer Beware: The Seventh Circuit's Approach to Accept-or-Return Offers, Kristin Johnson Hazelwood

Winner from 1996

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For the Civil Practitioner, Bonnie R. Gerhardt

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A Remedy Without a Wrong: J.E.B. and the Extension of Batson to Sex-Based Peremptory Challenges , Brian A. Howie

Winner from 1994

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Your Money or Your Life?: Thinking About the Use of Willingness-to-Pay Studies to Calculate Hedonic Damages, Dennis C. Taylor

Winner from 1993

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United States V. Ja Vino: Reconsidering The Relationship Of Customary International Law To Domestic Law, Eric George Reeves

Winner from 1992

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The Final Regulations Under Irc Sections 704(B) And 752: Envisioning Economic Risk Of Loss Through A Glass Darkly, Ed R. Haden

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Individual Rights And Government Power In Collision: A Look At Rust V. Sullivan Through The Lens Of Power Analysis, Moira T. Roberts

Winner from 1991

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Eviction Without Conviction: PublicHousing Leasehold Forfeiture Under 21 U.S.C.Section 881, Gregory W. Wiercioch

Winner from 1990

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The Private Mortgage Insurer's Action For Rescission For Misrepresentation: Limiting APotential Threat To Private SectorParticipation In The Secondary MortgageMarket, Franklin D. Cordell

Winner from 1989

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth aPound of Cure: The Need for Statesto Legislate in the Area of HospitalProfessional Review Committee Proceedings, Kym Oltrogge

Winner from 1988

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Tort Liability for the Transmission of theAIDS Virus: Damages for Fear of AIDSand Prospective AIDS, John Patrick Darby

Winner from 1987

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Mandatory Drug Testing For Federal Employees And Private Employees In Government Regulated Industries: Is Drug Testing Without Probable Cause Unconstitutional?, Kevin C. Miller

Winner from 1986

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Legality Of Economic Sanctions UnderInternational Law: The Case Of Nicaragua, J. Curtis Henderson

Winner from 1985

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Liddell v. Missouri: Financing the Ancillary Costs ofPublic School Desegregation Through a Court-OrderedTax Increase, Daniel P. Shaver

Winner from 1984

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Admissibility of Prior-Action Depositions and FormerTestimony Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 32(a)(4) andFed. R. Evid. 804(b)(1): Courts DifferingInterpretations, J. Randall Coffey

Winner from 1983

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Golden Parachutes: ExecutiveEmployment Contracts, William R. Spalding