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LU student Brendon Camp named runner-up in national Pi Sigma Alpha competition

Senior political science and criminal justice major Brendon Camp has been recognized nationally by Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, for his undergraduate paper, “Implied Consent: A Review of Judicial Process and Constitutional Law.”

Camp, who is a member of the LU Zeta Lambda chapter of the organization, was named runner-up in the Pi Sigma Alpha Best Undergraduate Paper Competition.

brandon-camp2“I’m just so excited for Lamar University and I am so proud of Brendon,” said Sara Gubala, political science instructor and LU chapter advisor. “To be up against so many large schools, especially schools in our state, and to have an LU student win is so gratifying.”

Each year, the organization hosts a national Best Undergraduate Paper Competition allowing students to submit a formal essay from a previous political science course. Across 480 chapters nation-wide, each chapter advisor may only nominate one student to have their paper submitted for the competition. The first-place winner receives $250 and each runner-up receives $100.

“Ms. Gubala is always trying to push her students to do things like this and tries to make sure that we take every opportunity presented to us,” Camp said. “I’m excited that my paper was chosen and I hope that this signifies future success in law school and my political science endeavors.”

His essay, “Implied Consent: A Review of Judicial Process and Constitutional Law” dissects the 2019 Supreme Court case Mitchell V. Wisconsin and the constitutional law precedents surrounding it. To learn more about the LU Zeta Lambda chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, visit
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