Third Annual WCL National Health Law Writing Competition

American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce its Third Annual National Health Law Writing Competition to be held in early 2018. This competition is designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law.  Cash prizes, sponsored by Corrine Propas Parver, WCL alumna, will be awarded.

Check back in December for more information!

In the meantime, all questions should be directed to Professor Asha Scielzo at

Past Winners: 2016-2017

First Place
Lauren Tonti
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Paper Title: "Food for Thought: Flexible Farm to School Procurement Policies Can Surmount Access Barriers to Fresh, Healthy School Meals"

Second Place
Neiloy Sircar
Georgetown University Law Center
Paper Title: "Good Public Health Policy, Better Public Health Law: Blood Donation, Individual Risk Assessments & Lifting the MSM Deferral"

Past Winners: 2015-2016

First Place
Rebecca Gittelson
University of North Carolina
Paper Title: "Evaluating Physician Compare: Benefits and Challenges of Scorecards for Individual Physicians"

Second Place
Monica Houston
University of Wyoming College of Law
Paper Title: "Hepatitis C: There's a Cure, But Who Will Bail Out the Department of Corrections?"