39 Honored at 24th Annual Gressman and Pollitt Oral Advocacy Awards

April 27, 2019

UNC School of Law congratulates 39 first-year law students who received a Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award on April 16. The annual awards, given by faculty of the Writing and Learning Resources Center, recognize outstanding oral advocacy in the first-year Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (RRWA) Program. This year marked the 24th anniversary celebration of the awards. The RRWA program, now in its eight year as a full-year, six-credit program, ranks No. 8 in legal writing by U.S. News & World Report.

The awards’ sponsor is the firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord of Charlotte. Carolina Law alumnus and attorney at Johnston, Allison & Hord, Michael L. Wilson ’96, worked with Professor Emerita Ruth McKinney ’88 to establish the awards in 1995. Emma Chase ’18, an associate at Johnston, Allison & Hord and 2016 Gressman Pollitt Award winner, spoke at the ceremony and congratulated this year’s recipients. The awards honor Eugene Gressman, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus, and Daniel H. Pollitt, Graham Kenan Professor of Law Emeritus, who both passed away in 2010.


The RRWA professors and their award recipients are:

Kevin Bennardo – Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Section 11

  • William Kohake Harris
  • Amy Mull
  • Carleigh Zeman

Section 13

  • Jacob Patrick Buckley Brannon
  • Kaity Y. Emerson
  • Christopher C. Patterson

Luke Everett ’08 – Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Section 4

  • Bradley Anderton
  • Kathryn Alexandria Johnson
  • Charles Ponder

Section 9

  • Katie E. Dixon
  • Ryan Dovel
  • Michelle P. Marchand

Pete Nemerovski – Clinical Associate Professor

Section 5

  • Cannon Lane
  • Camila M. Rohena-Maldonado
  • Grant Thomas Pendergraft

Section 6

  • Cecilia G. Rambarat
  • Taylor B. Rodney
  • Salonika Tiwari

Jena Reger – Professor of the Practice of Law

Section 2

  • Andrew M. Benton
  • Maureen Gleason
  • Anastasia Kaitlyn McKettrick

Section 12

  • Ryan M. Collins
  • Emily Jilson
  • Destiny Zapora Planter

Elizabeth Sherowski – Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Section 3

  • William Kwadwo Aboagye-Kumi
  • Robert C. DiDomenico III
  • Nathan Wilson

Section 14

  • Chris Armistead
  • Ambar Fleites
  • Sarah M. French

Craig T. Smith – Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center and Clinical Professor of Law

Section 7

  • Foram Majmudar
  • Mallory A. Morris
  • Samantha L. Reeves

Sara B. Warf ’06 – Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Section 1

  • Mousa A. Alshanteer
  • Madiha Chhotani
  • Lucas B. Earle

Section 8

  • Alexandra Franklin
  • Joseph E. Gerber
  • Madison Leigh Scott

-April 17, 2019