Student winners with Professor Asha Scielzo
Left to right: Andrew Balland, Chloe Shannon, Prof. Asha Scielzo, India Russell-Pena, and AJ Custard.

AUWCL Students Place Second at National Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition


Health Law and Policy Program congratulates Andrew Balland, Chloe Shannon, India Russell-Pena, and AJ Custard on their second-place win at the national Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition hosted by University of Maryland Carey School of Law. The students were coached by Prof. Asha Scielzo, Associate Director of the Health Law and Policy Program and leading expert on health care fraud and abuse. Our dedicated health law alumni and other friends of the Health Law and Policy Program generously volunteered their time and expertise to prepare our students, including Ebunola Aniyikaiye (JD ’17, Epstein, Becker & Green); Francesca Ozinal (JD ’16, EBG); Wenxi Li (JD ’15, EBG); Ashley Bender (JD ’15, Arnold and Porter), Jacob Harper (JD ’13, Morgan, Lewis), Kristi Kung (AUWCL Adjunct Faculty, Sheppard Mullin); Amy Lerman (EBG), Jon Hoerner (EBG), Tim Murphy (EBG), and Michael Paddock (Sheppard Mullin).

The team was given a complex hypothetical and only 90 minutes to prepare two 20-minute oral presentations and written summaries representing the industry and the government.  The issues presented covered a range of health law topics, including fraud and abuse, privacy, telehealth, and reimbursement considerations.  The judges were very impressed by our team and in particular commented on the depth of knowledge and professionalism our students demonstrated.  

This year, students prepared for the competition through our new Health Care Compliance Practicum course, which provides our students with a unique opportunity to explore advanced topics in health law and food and drug law with an emphasis on practical skills and expertise.

The team worked very hard and deserves tremendous recognition for this accomplishment!