Suffolk University Law Student Captures Essay Contest Prize


Suffolk University Law student Krista Zanin of Watertown was named the winner of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers' Association essay competition dealing with an issue relating to civil justice/litigation in federal or Commonwealth courts.

Her paper, “Title VIII and Environmental Injustice – How Far Does the Fair Housing Act Stretch to Protect Blighted Communities?,” was judged on the overall objective of promoting scholarship and creativity in the field of civil justice, with particular attention to timeliness of subject matter, practicality, originality, quality and clarity of style.

Zanin, a third year evening division student, received a cash prize of $2,500.

Suffolk University Law School was founded in 1906 and has grown to be one of the largest law schools in the country. The Law School is located in the legal and business center of Boston, Massachusetts. In 1999, the newly built Sargent Hall was dedicated and is the most technologically advanced law school of its kind, exemplified by Internet access at every seat in the classrooms, library, dining room and common areas. The core curriculum provides a strong legal foundation for more than 200 upper-level elective courses as well as four specialty concentrations in the JD program and five joint-degree programs that combine law with business, public administration, international economics, finance and criminal justice.

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