Brandeis Law 3L wins statewide writing competition

Corey Thomas
Corey Thomas

Corey Thomas, a rising third-year student at the Brandeis School of Law, has won first place in the 2018 Kentucky Bar Association Student Writing Contest. 

Another rising 3L, Irina Strelkova, won third place.

This marks the third straight year that a Brandeis Law student has won first place in the statewide competition.

Thomas' article is "A Little Party Never Killed Anybody: How Courts Should Abandon Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to Allow a Political Solution."

"It's about partisan gerrymandering and the Gill v. Whitford case (prior to the Supreme Court decision this June)," Thomas says. "I argue that the solution lies in the political process. With billions spent on elections each cycle, parties should capitalize on the vast resources at their disposal to impact elections (legislative and statewide) via grassroots campaigning, advertising and other traditional campaign practices rather than doing politics through the judicial system."

Thomas, who has worked at Louisville's Waters Law Group during his 1L and 2L summers, has been active in the Student Bar Association, the University of Louisville Law Review, Tax Moot Court and Honor Council.