Lyndsey Ebener, Brookland-Cayce graduate and USC Law School student, wins prestigious Burton Award for finest law school writers

Brookland-Cayce High School graduate Lyndsey Ebener is a University of South Carolina (Joseph F. Rice) School of Law student. She has been selected for a Burton Award, a national program associated with the Library of Congress and presented by Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.


The award recognizes the finest law school writers of 2024. Lyndsey, in her third year of law school, will clerk at the South Carolina Supreme Court. She is the first law student in South Carolina (USC Law) to receive the Burton Award.

Lyndsey is the daughter of attorneys Beth Dickerson Branham and Kenneth Ebener. She is also a marathon runner.

Link to more information on the Burton Award winners

The winners will be presented the “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards” on May 20. They were chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation’s top law schools. William Burton, Founder and Chair of the awards program, said “The recipients are truly exemplary, skillful, and effective writers. The highest standard of excellence in legal writing.”

The awards program will be celebrating its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary at the Library of Congress. The awards ceremony, featuring CNN news anchor, Chris Wallace, as the Master of Ceremonies, will be followed by a gala reception, dinner, and performance by Tony Award-winning performer, Idina Menzel.

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