Student Wins Judges' Essay Award

January 20, 2006

Dennis Yai '06 is the winner of the 2005 American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition.

His essay, "De Minimus Intrusion or Dangerous Invasion: Does Compulsory DNA Testing Upon Arrest Violate the Fourth Amendment?" was honored with the first place prize.  Yai received a $3,000 cash prize and his article will be printed in the AJA’s journal, Court Review.

The American Judges Association (AJA) annual essay competition is open to all full-time law students enrolled in and attending an accredited law school in the United States or Canada.  The topic for the 2005 competition was, "Criminal Law: Recent Decisions in Search and Seizure."

Yai is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.  After graduation, he will begin full-time employment at Latham and Watkins LLP.

Picutred above: Judge Anthony M. Bentley '71, Yai, and Fordham Law School Dean William M. Treanor.