Rutgers Student Receives Scholarly Award from Capehart Scatchard Law Firm

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Ryann Aaron was the recipient of the 17th Annual Blaine E. Capehart Legal Writing Award, presented at the law firm of Capehart Scatchard on May 16th.  The award recipient graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden on May 19, 2016.

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

According to Thomas J. Walls, Jr., Workers’ Compensation Department Shareholder, “Mr. Capehart was a mentor to many of us within our firm. He took a keen interest in our practices and development as lawyers and individuals. He valued excellence, particularly in legal writing. He also valued a common sense approach to the law and having read Ryan Aaron’s submission, I am sure that he would be impressed by his straightforward, well-reasoned, and easily understood survey and analysis of an interesting and cutting edge legal issue.”

Mr. Walls further noted, “Our firm also has a deep connection with Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Our firm traces its roots to the city of Camden back to 1876, and like the school of law, has grown ever since. We’re proud to say that about one third of our attorneys are Rutgers-Camden graduates, so we value our relationship with the law school, and our combined commitments to not only South Jersey’s legal community, but to our state and region as a whole.  As part of that commitment, we are pleased to join together for the presentation of this award honoring Blaine Capehart, an attorney and icon of our firm who completed his long and distinguished legal journey, and another, who is just beginning his.”