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Rutgers Student Receives Scholarly Award from Capehart Scatchard Law Firm

Taylor Farrow was the recipient of the 22nd Annual Blaine E. Capehart Legal Writing Award, sponsored by the law firm of Capehart Scatchard.  Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the annual award ceremony had to be cancelled. The award recipient graduated from Rutgers Law School in Camden on May 27, 2021.

The Mt. Laurel-based firm awarded Ms. Farrow with a $2,500 prize 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.

Ms. Farrow’s piece, “Contact Tracing: Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We Are Going.  The Influence “Privacy by Design” has had on Contact Tracing Apps and the Lasting Impression it will Have Well After the Pandemic is Over,” was nominated for the award by Ellen Goodman, Professor of Law, at Rutgers Law School.  Professor Goodman had this to say about the winning paper: “Taylor examined how COVID contact-tracing applications achieve public health protection without sacrificing individual privacy.  In doing so, she applied the theory of privacy-by-design to develop recommendations for federal law. This was an ambitious and timely project, which Taylor executed with great skill.”

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