October 16, 2013
Photo: Philadelphia Bar Association
Cohen Seglias Associate, Matthew G. Tom, was awarded the 2013 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association. A redacted version of his winning paper, Application of the Exclusionary Rule in Immigration Proceedings: Not Just Egregious Violations, Recommendations for Meaningful Protection of Civil Rights, has been published in the Philadelphia Lawyer Magazine, the full article may be found on the Philadelphia Bar Association website.
Matthew wrote the paper for Professor Lee Carpenter's Introduction to Public Interest Law course at Temple University, Beasley School of Law.
Through the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg “Pursuit of Justice “ Legal Writing Competition, the Philadelphia Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal analysis and writing skills, and seeks to award a student enrolled in an ABA-approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission. A committee of practicing attorneys, professors and judges evaluates the submissions anonymously following criteria including: originality and importance of topic, thoroughness of research, depth and organization of analysis, and writing style.
Matthew received the award from Justice Ginsburg herself at a reception following her appearance at the National Constitution Center on September 6, 2013.