Temple Law student Colin Saltry '16 is the 2014 winner of the
International Association of LGBT Judges Writing Competition.
He will receive his award at the 2014 Lavender Law Conference and
Career Fair, held August 21-23 in Manhattan.
Colin's winning entry, titled "What's (Who You) Love Got To Do
With It," explores whether it is permissible to exercise peremptory
challenges based on a prospective juror's sexual orientation.
Colin's work on the paper was supervised by Professor Leonore
"I work as a tipstaff for Judge Marlene Lachman in the
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas so I'm pretty familiar with
what's appropriate and inappropriate during jury selection," Colin
explains. "Choosing peremptory challenges as a topic was kind
of like killing two birds with one stone: I was learning something
new and interesting that has applicability in my job now and which
will hopefully translate down the line as a practicing
The International Association of LGBT Judges Writing Competition
solicits entries on the topics of diversity on the bench and
judicial ethics around LGBT issues. The Lavender Law
conference at which Colin will receive the award is presented
annually by the National LGBT Bar Association.