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From left: Danny Little, Emmanuel Agyemang-Dua L'22, Choum Prak L'24, and Sydney T. Kofi Ladans L'23. Elon Law's 4th Annual High Rhymes & Misdemeanors Poetry Slam in downtown Greensboro celebrated the rhythm of the word on October 20, 2022, in a program that commemorated the National Day on Writing. A fall tradition returned to Elon Law this month as students traded a focus on legal writing for a demonstration of prowess with pentameters and prose. The 4th Annual High Rhymes & Misdemeanors Poetry Slam on October 20, 2022, featured three law students and a staff member who read original works before a few dozen audience members. A panel of three judges bestowed Sydney T. Kofi Ladans L'23 the top award for his work “May We Rise.” Ladans said he enjoyed performing his poetry and appreciated how the law school allowed students “to flex our muscles.” The poetry slam mixed two of his personal loves: the arts and writing. “My poem is a part of my personal story,” he said. “I hope those who listen and read it understand the world I come from and realize that even those with a seemingly gruff exterior may actually be much more than they appear to be.” 1st Place “May We Rise” Sydney T. Kofi Ladans L'23 2nd Place “An Ode to Kenyon” Emmanuel Agyemang-Dua L'22 3rd Place “But for the Mice” Choum Prak L'24 People's Choice Award (Selected by Audience Vote) “Reflections of a Pandemic: U.S.A. 2020” and “The […]

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