Recent Law Graduate Places Second in National Writing Contest

Stacey Goodwin, a 2005 graduate of Willamette University College of Law, recently placed second in the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation's inaugural student paper competition.

Goodwin's paper, "Tribal Whaling and the Makah Tribe: Why Treaty Whaling Rights and Cultural Values Should Trump the Conservation Necessity Doctrine," was written and submitted during her third year of law school at Willamette. While a student at the College of Law, Goodwin received honors in Legal Research and Writing, as well as a high-paper certificate in Wildlife Law.

The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation comprises lawyers who promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage resources in the United States and abroad through education and advocacy. The committee's annual student paper competition seeks original manuscripts presenting new or different perspectives on the law relative to cultural property, art law, historic preservation, indigenous cultures and intangible heritage.

Goodwin's winning paper will be available later this year on the Lawyers' Committee Web site.