Fordham Law

Fordham Law Student Wins Distinguished Legal Writing Award

May 14, 2012

Anthony C. Piccirillo '12 has been named a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Legal Writing Award by Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. Piccirillo is one of only 15 student authors selected out of all entries received from the nation's law schools. He will receive his award at the association's annual event at the Library of Congress in June. 
Piccirillo's winning note, "Sisyphus Meets Icarus: The Jurisdictional and Comity Limits of Post-satisfaction Anti-foreign-suit Injunctions," was published in Volume 80 of the Fordham Law Review. During his second year as a law student, Piccirillo was a member of the Review, and this past year he served as the Review's Senior Notes Editor. He was also a member of the Law School's Moot Court Criminal Procedure Bench Team.

This fall, Piccirillo will join the New York City firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP and in 2013 will clerk with the Honorable Loretta A. Preska '73, Chief Judge of the Southern District of New York.

The Burton Awards were established in 1999 as a national program to reward great achievements in law. These achievements range from legal writing to publications to the greatest reforms in law. The principal focus is awarding effective legal writing.  The program honors partners in law firms and law school students who use plain, clear, concise language in their writing.