Morgan Chandler ’17 Places Third in Schwab Memorial Essay Contest

Morgan ChandlerMorgan Chandler, a 2017 graduate of the Blewett School of Law, has placed third in the 2017 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. The contest, which was established in 1969, is sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law and is intended to promote interest and scholarship in the field of family law.

Morgan's essay titled, "The 'De-Chattelization' of Companion Animals Through Family Law Legislation: How Alaska's H.R. 147 Has Dismantled the Traditional Property Law View of Pets," was judged by a panel of five judges, including two law professors, on the basis of originality, quality of analysis, quality of research, style and organization, and practicality and timeliness of subject matter.

In addition to recognition in the contest, Morgan's essay will be submitted to the ABA Section of Family Law's Family Law Quarterly scholarly journal and the ABA Section of Family Law website for consideration for publication.