by Matthew McGovern
2015 graduate Katherine Tohanczyn won the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition with the paper she wrote for Advanced Legal Research last spring. The Competition’s purpose is to recognize the importance of excellence in legal analysis and writing skills. More information about the Competition is available here.
Katherine’s submission grew out of her interest in public health and vaccine laws. She wanted to research and write about the problem of parents requesting exemptions from school vaccination requirements because they wrongly believed the vaccines caused serious adverse effects such as autism. The opening paragraphs of Katherine’s article are reprinted in the the Winter 2016 issue of The Philadelphia Lawyer. Or, read the full article here:
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