Photo:  L to R:  Michael T. Cahill, Co-Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School; Mary Ellen Rose, Esq., Managing Shareholder; award recipient, Brooke Lewis; Ellen Goodman, Professor of Law; Vincent T. Cieslik, Esq., Business and Banking Department Shareholder

Brooke Lewis was the recipient of the 18th Annual Blaine E. Capehart Legal Writing Award, presented at the law firm of Capehart Scatchard on May 11th.  The award recipient graduated from Rutgers Law School at Camden on May 18, 2017.

The Mt. Laurel-based firm presented Ms. Lewis with a $2,500 award in recognition of her exemplary legal writing and research abilities.  The Firm offers this award to a graduating Rutgers law student on an annual basis in honor of the late Blaine E. Capehart.

Vincent Cieslik, Shareholder and Chair of the Business and Banking Department, commended the award winner, Rutgers Camden Third Year Law Student Brooke Lewis, for her craftsmanship, creativity and the bold character of her winning article, which focused on First Amendment rights in modern media as it relates to “haptic technology,” the delivery of physical sensations through smart phones, smart watches, and via the internet.

Addressing the audience gathered for the presentation of the award, Cieslik said, “Ms. Lewis’ commendable scholarship is recognized today in remembrance and to honor the career of founding partner Blaine E. Capehart, whose commitment to excellence in legal writing, reputation for statesmanship, work ethic and high moral character formed the bedrock principles that continue to guide the firm today, over one hundred years after it was formed in the City of Camden, at a time when Rutgers Camden Law was known as the South Jersey Law School.  We are proud to welcome Ms. Lewis and the deans and professors of the Rutgers Law School at Camden to our Mount Laurel, New Jersey Office for the 18th Annual Blaine E. Capehart Legal Writing Award Ceremony and Reception today, to continue our strong partnership with Rutgers and the high-quality graduates it continues to prepare for the legal profession each year.”

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