Second Annual WCL National Health Law Writing Competition

The Second Annual Health Law Writing Competition is now closed.

American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce its Second Annual National Health Law Writing Competition. 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 as follows:

First Place: $1000 | Second Place: $500

Health law encompasses aspects of almost every area of law. Papers may address any area of the law as applied to the health care industry (e.g., antitrust, criminal, corporate, ERISA, among others) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, reimbursement, privacy, access to health care, pharmaceutical/drug law, among others). Entries will be considered for publication in the WCL Health Law & Policy Brief.

Competition entries are due by November 30, 2016. Submissions must include an Official Entry Form and comply with all Competition Rules and Requirements. All questions should be directed to Professor Asha Scielzo at

This Year’s 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"

Our 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?"