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Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award Winner

2014 Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award Winner

Danielle Cara Newman received her B.A. from Cornell University in 2012 and will graduate with her J.D. from Cornell Law School in May 2015.  She is currently an Editor for Volume 100 of the Cornell Law Review.  After graduation, Danielle will join the New York office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as a litigation associate.

Danielle's interest in the law and the Holocaust is intertwined.  As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, she heard firsthand accounts of the fact that nearly an entire generation was eradicated at the hands of a legal system.  She heard how her grandparents endured "laws" that sanctioned the disintegration of human rights instead of upholding them. Her pursuit of a law degree derives from her determination to protect people across the world from persecution.

Read her essay here.


Celebrating Research

Leading text includes chapter by UAlberta Law Professor Joanna Harrington