2L wins first place in Hofstra Law writing competition

Isaac Gibson, a second-year student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, won first place in the 13th Annual Family Law Writing Competition hosted by Hofstra Law School, Family Court Review and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

His article, "The Portion of Goods that Falleth to Me: Parental Rights, Children's Rights, and Medical Decisions After Covid-19," will be published in an upcoming issue of Family Court Review.

Gibson, who says he was shocked and happy to win the award, has always enjoyed writing. He was looking for an opportunity to write more outside of class, and an independent study with Professor Jamie Abrams allowed him to narrow down topic ideas for the competition.

"I thought it was interesting how the law has been largely silent on the defining children's rights," he says, adding that discussions around the issue often devolve into partisan talking points.

Hofstra Law says that Gibson's article "was of superior quality and demonstrated a depth of research and legal analysis, originality, and creativity."