Congratulations to GW Paralegal Studies master’s candidate, Anne Nelson, for winning the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) national scholarship.
Nelson, a member of LEX, the national honor society founded by AAfPE, won the annual scholarship through an essay competition. Her winning submission will be published in The Legal Educator, AAfPE’s professional journal, in the fall.
“Anne has been a great student and a wonderful addition to the program,” said Toni Marsh, program director for the Paralegal Studies programs. “I'm so proud of her accomplishment and I'm especially proud of the sophisticated analysis and beautiful writing on display in her essay. The GW Paralegal Studies program has always prided itself on our focus on writing, and Anne's excellent essay is proof that this pride is well-founded.”
Her winning essay “Inadequate Remedies for Unprecedented Harm: The Need for Legal Innovation to Address Deepfake Pornography,”analyzed an issue that has been in the news lately. Deepfake pornography has to do with an intentional and malicious form of “image-based abuse” that is currently without a clear legal definition, a suitable cause of action or adequate remedies.
She will receive a $1,500 scholarship towards the completion of her paralegal or legal studies education. She has also been invited to attend the AAfPE conference in November.
LEX has over 150 chapters in the United States. The host institutions, including GW, select students who meet high academic criteria and induct the students into the honor society with an annual ceremony and presentation of special pins.