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April 15, 2004

UI Law Student Perry Wins International Law Writing Award

Elizabeth Perry, a third-year UI law student from Rochester, Minn., has won the Francis Deak Award for excellence in student writing about an international law topic.

The award is presented annually by the International Law Students Association. Perry received the award at the American Society of International Lawyers' annual general meeting in Washington, D.C. this month.

Perry's note, "Blueprint for Catastrophe/Blueprint for Peace: Planning Law in Israel As a Precursor to the Peace Process," examines how Israel's national planning law is implemented in East Jerusalem. The article also suggests a revision of Israel's national planning law that is modeled after South Africa's Development Facilitation Act. It was published in the Iowa Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, one of four journals published by the UI College of Law. Published twice a year, the Journal of Transnational Law examines legal issues that transcend national and political boundaries.

The Deak Award is given annually by the International Law Students Association to a law student who has authored the best student-written article published in a student-edited international law journal.

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