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Paul Cordish Memorial Award
The Paul Cordish Memorial Award Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of the late NAPIA Executive Director and Counsel, Paul L. Cordish, Esq., to ensure the future of the association and the profession he nurtured and served so well. Each year the Foundation funds a prize, award or fellowship for students at the University of Maryland School of Law who successfully compete in a writing contest or other competitive process based on criteria developed in consultation with NAPIA and approved by the law school. Entrants in the competition may choose any topic they wish so long as it focuses on public insurance adjusting.
To enter the competition, authors must have completed the first year in the full-time or part-time program at the University of Maryland School of Law or have been accepted as a transfer student at the time of submission. All applicants must currently be enrolled as a candidate for a J.D. degree and be in good standing at the school at the time of submission. No paper that has been published previously in any form will be considered.
A University of Maryland School of Law faculty committee selects papers to be forwarded to the Paul Cordish Memorial Award competition advisory board to choose the winning entrant(s).
Recipients of the Paul Cordish Memorial Award are announced in May and recognized during the NAPIA Annual Meeting in June.
2007 PCMA Papers
"Civil Authority Order Provisions in Business Interruption Insurance Policies: Why the Unique Circumstances Surrounding the Hurricane Katrina Evacuation will Result in More Policyholder Recoveries than those Received by 9/11 Policyholders," by Jennifer Cook
2008 PCMA Papers
2009 PCMA Papers
2010 PCMA Papers
2011 PCMA Papers
2012 PCMA Papers