Alabama Law Student Wins National Writing Competition

January 26, 2018

Abby Fox (2L) has been named the winner of the 2018 Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition.

Her winning paper was titled “Policy Approaches to Deploying Energy Storage: California and South Australia.”  Fox wrote the original version of the paper for Professor William L. Andreen’s International Environmental Law Seminar.  The Hartrick prize is awarded by the Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law.

“I am extremely proud of Abby’s outstanding work and the insightful way in which she is furthering the future of renewable energy in the United States and around the world,’’ said William L. Andreen, the Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law. “Her success reflects the high quality of our student body and the fact that the law school stands in the first rank of American legal education.”

Students could address any topic related to energy development in their papers, including topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.

“I genuinely enjoyed writing a paper focused on renewable energy—a high-growth area of our economy and the law—and am honored to represent the law school at a national energy law forum,” Fox said.

Fox will receive the prize and a $2,500 award at the Institute’s 69th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, which will be held on February 15-16 in Houston, Texas. As the Hartrick Scholar, she will also be recognized for her work at the Institute’s Annual Law School Symposium, which will be held in April at the University of Houston Law Center.