TU College of Law student wins American Bar Association national writing competition

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

 Published on 6/10/08

Whitney R. Mauldin, who graduated from the TU College of Law in May, won first place in the 2008 American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Law Student Writing Competition.

Mauldin will receive $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City in August. Her paper “Good Business/Bad Faith: Why the Insurance Industry Should Adopt a Good Faith Model” was selected as the winning entry and is being reviewed for possible publication in the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal.

The paper was the result of an independent study Mauldin completed while in law school as an independent study supervised by Vicki Limas, associate dean and Tom Arnold, professor of law. She said winning this competition at the culmination of law school is a testament to the legal education she received at TU.

“I had amazing writing professors in law school who really cultivated and fine tuned my ability to write critically,” Mauldin said. “I also received great support from my supervising professors and was able to network with professionals in the insurance industry through our alumni association.”

Mauldin, a graduate of Bartlesville High School, has accepted a position with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s office, where she also interned during law school.