Elisha Teibel, a 2016 graduate of Niagara University’s pre-law program, has been selected as one of 10 law school recipients of the Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award for the 2020 Burton Awards.

Teibel, an associate with Gibson, McAskill & Crosby in Buffalo, N.Y., received the honor for her legal note, "Waste Size: The Skinny on the Environmental Costs of the Fashion Industry," which was published in the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Teibel obtained her J.D. from William & Mary in 2019.

Honorees are nominated by their law schools and selected based on their demonstrated creativity, understanding, and mastery of the law in an article that is clear, cogent, and concise. Each law school may nominate only one student for the annual award.

“It is an immense honor to have been selected for a writing award as prestigious as the Burton Awards, especially at such an early point in my career,” Teibel said. “Being selected by William & Mary Law School as the law school’s nominee for that year was already such an honor, so learning that I had been selected as an actual recipient of a Burton Award, and being able to represent both my law school and my law firm in that regard, was absolutely crazy!”