Mercer Law Announces The Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition Results


In September, Mercer Law announced the results from The Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition. The competition is a national disability law writing competition sponsored by the Mercer University School of Law and the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.

The top three rankings include:

First Place: Madyson B. Hinkel, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Second Place: Hannah Thai, University of Texas School of Law

Third Place: Bradley Potts, University of Texas School of Law

The competition honors the work of the late Professor Adam Milani, a passionate advocate for disability rights, an accomplished legal scholar and a beloved faculty member at Mercer Law. Milani was a long-time legal writing professor and colleague within the legal writing community.

This year’s competition judges include:

Lind Berger, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Kristin Gerdy, Kyle, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Karen M. Henning, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Allison Martin, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Terrill Pollman, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Suzanne Rabe, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Shannon Moritz, University of Illinois College of Law
Judy Stinson, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Christine Venter, Notre Dame Law School

“Every year, I feel unable to fully express how much I appreciate these generous colleagues for their time and energy in helping Mercer Law honor Adam’s memory,” says Mercer Law Professor Suzianne Painter-Thorne. “This is especially true this year, when all of us are juggling our regular obligations alongside a pandemic, switches to online teaching, and multiple other challenges. We could not hold this competition without their generosity and support.”

About the School of Law

Founded in 1873, Mercer University School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School’s educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that is both strongly supportive and consistently professional. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum – which focuses on ethics and practical skills amid small class sizes – twice earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 387 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, experiential education, and ethics and professionalism. For more information, visit