5.18.2009

Embryo Adoption Essay Brings Law Graduate Second Place Award

Carissa Giebel (’09) was recently awarded second place for her contribution to Nightlight Christian Adoptions’ Embryo Law Essay Competition.

The 2009 Nightlight Essay problem centered on identifying the rights and liabilities of fertility clinics when faced with the controversial issue of abandoned embryos. Giebel says she was intrigued by the topic because she knows it is one that could potentially impact many lives in the years to come.

Her winning essay, The Fate of Thousands of Abandoned Frozen Embryos, explores the various options available when frozen embryos are abandoned and outlines the best practices for fertility clinics.

Giebel credits Professors Michael Hernandez and Lynne Marie Kohm for their encouragement and direction in the essay.