Meet Our Past Winners

2019-2020
 

First Place

Julia Thibault

Boston University School of Law
Paper title: "America's Oldest Drug Cartel: Civil RICO Action in re Insulin Pricing Litigation and the Case for Overruling the Indirect Purchaser Rule"

Second Place

Jessa Boubker

Boston University School of Law
Paper title: "When Medical Devices Have a Mind of Their Own: The Challenges of Regulating AI"

Honorable Mention

Jessica Kolanowski

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Paper title: "Why So Trusting?: Informed Consent in the Context of Genetic Research"
 

2018-2019
 

First Place

Eric Emanuelson

American University Washington College of Law
Paper title: "Is the (Vape) Juice Worth the Squeeze?: Considering the Limits to E-Cigarette and Disclosure Laws"

Second Place

Brianna Gardner

American University Washington College of Law
Paper title: "'Settling' The Opioid Crisis: The Role of the Judiciary in Protecting the Public Health"

 

 2017-2018

First Place

Adrienne Thomas

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Paper title: "A New Exception to the Right to Refuse: Requiring Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Sell Samples for Bioequivalence Testing"

Second Place

Elizabeth Burnett

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Paper title: "Solving the Uncertainty: Why the HIPAA Privacy Rule Fails to Appropriately Address Disclosures of Psychotherapy Notes of Deceased Patients"

 

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"

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?"