Law students take top prize

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A team of students from the School of Law took first place in the Robert R. Merhige Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition, a two-day event that involves several rounds of negotiation centered on current issues in environmental law. Second-year Georgia law students Christopher A. Knapik and Christopher S. Smith defeated Georgetown University Law Center in the semifinals and Lewis and Clark Law School in the finals to take home the top trophy. Held at the University of Richmond, the contest was created in memory of the late U.S. District Court Judge Robert Merhige.