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Community News

Oct. 3, 2017

Sheppard Mullin summer associate wins writing honor

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton associate Michaela Goldstein won this year’s Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition.

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From left, retired California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP associate Michaela Goldstein, Selma Moidel Smith, and George W. Abele, president of the California Supreme Court Historical Society and an employment law partner at Paul Hastings LLP.

Michaela Goldstein, an associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, won first place in this year’s Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition sponsored by the California Supreme Court Historical Society.

Goldstein’s paper, “California’s No-Duty Law and Its Negative Implications,” will be published in the 2017 volume of California Legal History.

A 2017 graduate of Loyola Law School, Goldstein will receive a $2,500 award for winning the annual competition, judged by a panel of law professors and legal historians. Contest competitors submitted 6,000- to 15,000-word papers on any subject in California’s legal history.

— Shane Nelson


Shane Nelson

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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