Suffolk University Law Students Capture Essay Contest Prize


Lauren O'Brien of Spencer, who received a juris doctor degree in May, and third-year student Caroline Blair of Manchester-by-the-Sea, submitted essays in the field of family and children's law. O'Brien's essay was titled “ ‘Green' Eggs: The Trials and Tribulations of Ova Donors' Rights and Compensation,” while Blair's dealt with “It's More Than a One-Night Stand: Why a Promise to Parent Should Obligate a Former Lesbian Partner to Pay Child Support in the Absence of a Statutory Requirement.” A cash prize was awarded to each recipient.

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.


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