A UC Irvine School of Law student won top prize and one from Pepperdine University School of Law won third in the annual Selma Moidel Smith Student Writing Competition. The winners appeared virtually Aug. 5 to read summaries of their papers to members of the California Supreme Court Historical Society. Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye congratulated and encouraged them. Bottom row, from left: Kayley Berger, UC Irvine School of Law, first place; Boston University School of Law graduate Brook Tylka, second place; Kelly S. Delvac, Pepperdine University School of Law, third place. Top row, from left: Cantil-Sakauye; retired state Supreme Court justice Kathryn M. Werdegar; Smith; Richard H. Rahm, DLA Piper partner and president of the historical society. The chief justice said, "I'm inspired by your thoughts, and I hope that all of you, sometime in your future, decide to either go into policy, go into judging, or advise someone who is in a decision-making position."
-- Luis Gutierrez