Public Law

Public Law Journal: Fall 2014, Vol. 37, No. 4

University of San Diego Law School Student Wins Public Law Student Writing Competition

This year, the Public Law Executive Committee honored Catherine Ferguson as the winner of its student writing competition. Ms. Ferguson, a second year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law, receives the $2,000 cash prize for winning the award.

Ms. Ferguson’s article, "Leggo My Home Rule: Charter Cities and State Municipal Interference," examines Senate Bill 7 ("SB 7") and a pending challenge to it in San Diego Superior Court. The article is published in this edition of the Journal at page 20.

Ms. Ferguson received her award at the Public Lawyer of the Year award ceremony at the Annual State Bar meeting in San Diego on September 12, 2014.

The Public Law Section sponsors its Student Writing Competition each year. The competition is open to students at all California-accredited law schools. The winner receives a $2,000 cash prize and their article is published in the Section’s Public Law Journal.

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