NYU Law students and recent graduates win recognition for scholarship and entrepreneurship

NYU Law students earned a range of recognitions in Fall 2018. Among their achievements were prize-winning papers, successful arguments in a moot court competition, and an innovative start-up.

·     Forbes named Riley Jones IV ’20 to its 30 Under 30 list in Social Entrepreneurship for co-founding Bloc, a web platform that uses artificial intelligence to help college graduates of color find employment. Bloc’s proprietary tools, which include a smart resume template and a resume reviewer, are designed to facilitate career coaching by workforce training organizations.

·     Nicholas Teleky ’21, Princess Umodu ’20, Madeleine Xu ’20, and Branden Lau ’20 of NYU Law’s Trial Advocacy Society won first place in the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition, hosted by the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute at St. John’s University School of Law. Sixteen law schools from across the country competed, arguing a hypothetical case that involved a plaintiff injured during a protest at a Civil War monument. 

·     Maxime Fischer-Zernin ’18 was selected winner of the 2018 New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)’s Antitrust Section Writing Competition for his paper “Dynamic Pricing Algorithms As Inhibitors of Tacit Collusion.”

·     Grace Watson Keesing LLM ’18 received first prize in the National ADR Law Student Writing Competition for “Should Lawyer Owe a Duty of Candor in Mediation?” which she wrote as her final paper for NYU Law’s Mediation Clinic last year. Sponsored by the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, the competition awards $10,000 to the winner.

Posted December 21, 2018