The 2013 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition winners have been announced by The PIABA Foundation. "Once again, the authors impressed the judges with the quality of their writing and depth of understanding of the issues presented in their submissions," said Robin Ringo, Director. "It is our honor to recognize the winning authors."

A May 2013 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, Caitlyn Crisp earned 1st Place, received a $1,000 stipend, and invitation to attend the PIABA 22nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida where she was recognized by The PIABA Foundation. Her paper, Ponzi Scheme Clawbacks: Are They Equitable?, will appear in Volume 20, Issue 3 of the 2013 PIABA Bar Journal.

For her paper entitled, Congressional Carveouts to the Federal Arbitration Act, Santa Clara University School of Law student, Susannah Ragab, finished second and received a $750 stipend.

University of Colorado School of Law student, Stephanie Ryder, finished in third place and received a $500 stipend for her paper, How to Prevent Future Flash Crashes and Restore the Ordinary Investors' Confidence in the Financial Market: the Implementation of Circuit Breakers and Speed Limits to Help Enforce the Market Access Rule.

The PIABA Foundation would like to acknowledge and thank the contest judging team for their contributions to the selection process: Michael Edmiston, Studio City, California; Dayton Haigney, New York, New York; Jason Kueser, Lees Summit, Missouri; Carl Carlson, Seattle, Washington; and Melanie Cherdack, Miami, Florida.