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Drexel Law Review Article by 3L Named a Finalist for Prestigious Award

Ryan Silver, '18

April 26, 2018

An article appearing in the new issue of Drexel Law Review was named a finalist for the 2018 Scribes Law-Review Award, which is presented by the American Society of Legal Writers.  

The article, “Fixing United States Elections: Increasing Voter Turnout and Ensuring Representative Democracy,” was written by 3L Ryan J. Silver, a lead editor of the Drexel Law Review.

In the article, Silver argues that two-party dominance allows candidates who lack a majority to prevail and he urges states to implement instant runoff voting systems and adopt other reforms that would increase voter turnout and produce “a truly representative democracy.”

The article was among 57 nominated to receive the award and among seven selected as finalists. Other articles named as finalists appeared in California Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Louisiana Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law and Business Review; the winning article was published in Vanderbilt Law Review.

10 Drexel L Review 1 also includes an article by Silver’s classmate, Brittany Stepp, "You Don't Know What's in Your Shampoo, and Neither Does the FDA: A Call for Change," as well as articles by Richard C. Boldt, the T. Carroll Brown Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, Vanita Saleema Snow, associate professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, Gabrielle Goldstein, counsel at Nixon Peabody LLP in San Francisco, and Sonia Weil, legislative counsel for the Council of the District of Columbia.