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Barbara J. Gislason, Minnesota Life Fellow, Wins UIA Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award

November 15, 2018, Fellows in the news

Barbara J. Gislason, Minnesota Life Fellow, won the Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award at the 62nd Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) in Porot, Portugal, for excellence in writing. Gislason's paper was entitled Gene Editing, Portable Toilets, and World Security: Target and Off-Target Consequences. The Honorable Peter M. Reyes, Jr., from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, was present when Gislason received this award.

In 1999, the UIA established the Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award in memory of and as a tribute to Monique Raynaud-Contamine, a former UIA Director of Legal Publications, and a former President of the Banking Law Commission, who was an emblematic figure of the UIA for many years. The Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award was established in homage to her work and her personality and is granted to the author of the best legal report drafted for the UIA annual congress.

Gislason is a solo practitioner in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is well-known for not only founding Animal Law in the Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, but for writing an ABA best-selling book entitled Pet Law and Custody: Establishing a Worthy and Equitable Jurisprudence for the Evolving Family.

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