Suffolk University Law School Students Capture Essay Contest Prize


Boston - July 3, 2002 - Two Suffolk University Law School students were named winners of the annual family law essay contest sponsored by the Boston law firm of White, Inker, Aronson, PC. Maureen McBrien of New Canaan, Connecticut and Jessica Munyon of Worcester, both second year law students, submitted essays in the field of family and children’s law. McBrien’s essay was titled “Human Cloning: Beyond the Realm of the Constitutional Right to Procreative Liberty,” while Munyon’s dealt with “Protectionism and Freedom of Contract: The Erosion of Female Autonomy in Surrogacy Decisions.”

The winning entries were judged on the overall objective of promoting scholarship and creativity on any aspect of family law or children’s law, with particular attention to the timeliness of subject matter, practicality, originality, quality and clarity of style.

Suffolk University Law School was founded in 1906 and has grown to be one of the largest law schools in the country. The Law School is located in the legal and business center of Boston, Massachusetts. In 1999, the newly built Sargent Hall was dedicated and is the most technologically advanced law school of its kind, exemplified by Internet access at every seat in the classrooms, library, dining room and common areas. The core curriculum provides a strong legal foundation for more than 200 upper-level elective courses as well as four specialty concentrations in the JD program and five joint-degree programs that combine law with business, public administration, international economics, finance and criminal justice.

Mariellen Norris or Karen DeCilio

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