Hargis' article was originally
written for an Immigration Law Seminar class. A classmate read the paper and
encouraged Hargis to enter it in the national competition.
21, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) Christopher
S. Hargis, a third-year University of Kentucky College of Law student, recently won a
third-place award in the Michael S. Greenberg National Writing Competition.
article, which examines the conflict between federal immigration law policy and the
ability of states to define one's familial status, will be published in the Tulane Law
was motivated to research and write the article after the Baker v. Vermont decision that
was handed down last year. The article was
originally written for an Immigration Law Seminar class.
A classmate read the paper and encouraged Hargis to enter it in the national
competition. More than 250 papers were
entered in the competition. Federal judges
and attorneys in Chicago judged the articles.
award was presented to Hargis by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in October 2000 at a
conference in Washington, D.C.
is a native of Henderson, Ky. He has a
bachelor of arts degree in government from Centre College in Danville and is serving as a
law clerk in the Lexington law firm of Henry, Watz, Gardner, Sellars and Gardner.
also is a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and serves on the editorial board of the
journal as the Symposium Editor. Another
article Hargis wrote reviewing the constitutionality of Kentucky's "Fairness
Laws" will be published in the Kentucky Law Journal in the summer of 2001.
is the son of Steve and Debbie Hargis of Henderson, Ky.