Law Center Graduate wins prestigious award

Derek A. Webb, who completed his JD at the Law Center has won the Inns of Court’s prestigious 2012 Warren E. Burger Prize. 

Webb received the Warren E. Burger Prize due to his essay “The Original Meaning of Civility: Democratic Deliberation at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention.” The paper dicusses the convention as a potential new model for constructive dialogue using as a basis for argument the story of civic friendship among the delegates at the convention.

Derek’s was alos on the winning side of the 2012 William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament, the longest-running constitutional law-themed moot court competition in the country and during which he also earned the “Best Brief Award for the Respondent’s Side” in the competition.


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