Pierce Smith ’20 Named Grand Prize Winner of the American Bar Association Maritime Writing Award

The Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 2020 Law Student Writing Competition announced Texas Law’s Pierce Smith ’20 as the Grand Prize Winner.

Pierce Smith’s winning piece is titled Steering Through the Coronavirus Crisis: A Beginner’s Gander at Assessing the Strategic Importance of Maritime-Lien Law in Potential Cruise-Line Bankruptcies. 

The Grand Prize includes:

  • A Day in Marine Insurance with Gard (North America), Inc. – meet the Gard New York office and present and discuss the winning paper (travel expenses reimbursed up to $750)
  • $1,000
  • Publication of the winning paper in the AMLC Newsletter
  • Sponsorship to attend the winner’s choice of either 2020 TIPS Fall Leadership Meeting or 2021 Admiralty Disruption (registration fee waived and travel expenses reimbursed up to $500

Texas Law congratulates Pierce Smith on his achievement!