Howard Law Journal Editor Wins Burton Award

Candace Caruthers, a 3L student at Howard University School of Law and senior notes & comments editor of theHoward Law Journal, has been named a Burton Awards “2019 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner for her article entitled “When the Cops Become the Robbers: The Impact of Asset Forfeiture on Blacks and How to Curtail Asset Forfeiture Abuses.”

This is an honor given to only 10 articles from entries submitted by the nation’s top law schools.

This year, the Burton Awards non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary. The program is dedicated to rewarding great achievements in law, with a special emphasis on writing and reform. The award winners were selected by judges and law school professors, including professors from Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and UC Berkeley Law School. This honor is a tribute to Caruthers’ exceptional legal writing.

Caruthers will officially be honored with her award at 3:45 p.m. on May 20 at the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium in Washington, DC. The awards ceremony will be followed by a pre-dinner reception, gala, and performance by America’s Got Talent winner, magician Shin Lim, and Toy Award winner and star of Disney’sFrozen, Idina Menzel. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.