Andrew Herman '10 wins human rights writing competition

Andrew Herman '10 wins human rights writing competition

Andrew Herman '10 won the second annual University of Virginia Law Human Rights Student Scholars Writing Competition for his paper, “Reassessing the Role of Supplier Codes of Conduct: Closing the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality,” which will be published in the Fall 2011 issue of the Virginia Journal of International Law.

The competition was sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law’s Human Rights Program and the VJIL. Herman, now an associate in Winston & Strawn’s labor and employment practice group, won a $500 prize and an invitation to present his paper at a special human rights student scholars workshop.

In his paper, Herman argues that supplier codes of conduct at major multinational corporations would better serve their goal of improving labor conditions if they were to take a narrower approach, concentrating on a single “linchpin” labor condition: a sufficient hourly wage.

Last year, another NYU Law graduate, Alyssa Bell '10 won the competition for her paper, “Torturous Intent: Refoulement of Haitian Nationals and U.S. Obligations Under the Convention Against Torture," which was published in the Spring 2011 issue of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change.

Posted April 26, 2011