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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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Rutgers Student Receives Scholarly Award From Capehart Scatchard Law Firm

Derek Demeri was the recipient of the 21st 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 will graduate from Rutgers Law School in Camden on May 28, 2020.

The Mt. Laurel-based firm awarded Mr. Demeri with a $2,500 prize in recognition of his 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.

Mr. Demeri’s piece, “Who Needs Legislators?  Discrimination Against Sex Workers Is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII,” was nominated for the award by Katie Eyer, Professor of Law, at Rutgers Law School.  Professor Eyer had this to say about the winning paper: “Derek’s work on this issue is novel, immaculately researched, and well-written. He is already gaining both a local and national name for himself as an expert in this emerging field. And for those who face pervasive discrimination in attempts to obtain work outside of the sex work field, work like Derek’s could make a real concrete impact on their lives. I would not be surprised in years to come to see Derek’s paper cited regularly in the emerging case law and advocacy on this issue. In short, Derek’s piece is eminently deserving of this award.”