The Best Brief Competition is an annual event in which the Legal Research & Writing faculty select the best appellate briefs written by their students. The winner is chosen by a panel of Wisconsin attorneys and a panel of law school faculty.
Current Best Brief Winners
Daniel Poniatowski and Bryce Schoenborn are the winners of the two Best Brief Competitions sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program during the 2012-2013 academic year. Mr. Poniatowski (class of 2015) won the competition for first-year students, and Mr. Schoenborn (class of 2014) won the competition for second-year students. They wrote their winning appellate briefs in their LR&W II course.
Spring 2013 Best Brief Winner
Dean Margaret Raymond; Winner Daniel Poniatowski, Class of 2015; LR&W Professor Margaret Baumgartner.
2012-2013 Best Brief Winner
LR&W Professor Timothy Barber; Winner Bryce A. Schoenborn, Class of 2014; Dean Margaret Raymond.
Dean Margaret Raymond; Winner Brian McCall, Class of 2013; LR&W Professor Margaret Baumgartner.
LR&W Professor Deborah Moritz; Winner David W. Staple, Class of 2013; Dean Kenneth B. Davis.
Winner Kyle Fry, Class of 2011; Dean Kenneth B. Davis; LR&W Professor Mullen Dowdal.
Winner Ryan Masse, class of 2010; LR&W Professor Margaret Baumgartner; Dean Kenneth B. Davis.
LR&W Professor Margaret Baumgartner; Winner Emily Gold, class of 2009; Dean Kenneth B. Davis; Susan Steingass, (former) Director of Communication & Advocacy Program
Not pictured: Deborah Moritz, spring semester LR&W Professor.
Kenneth B. Davis, Dean; Winner Eric Huston, class of 2008; LR&W Professor Margaret Baumgartner.
Susan Steingass, (former) Director of Communication and Advocacy Program; Winner Crystal Uebelher, Class of 2007; LR&W Professor Virginia Hayes; Kenneth B. Davis, Dean; LR&W Professor Emily Kokie.
Winner: David Connally, class of 2006
LR&W Professors: Virginia Hayes, fall semester; Scott Peterson, spring semester.
Winner: Laura Schulteis, class of 2005
LR&W Professors: Joy Burkholder, fall semester; Shunette Campbell, spring semester.