May 30, 2018

Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition

The Award

Created in 2006, the Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Award Competition honors the memory of two men who left us too soon, Ernest Gellhorn, a distinguished law dean, administrative law professor, and practitioner who was Chair of the Section; and Thomas Sargentich, a distinguished administrative law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law who was a great friend of the Section.

The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section, attract students to the administrative law practice fields, and to encourage scholarship in these fields.

2018 Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition Instructions

View 2018 Essay Competition Instructions PDF

2017 Award Winner

Laura Dolbow, Vanderbilt University Law School
“Appropriating Agencies: How Congress Leverages Legislative History to Direct Agency Action”


From Left to Right: Michael Herz, Former Section Chair and Section Fellow; Laura Doblow, Award Winner

 

Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition: Recipients

2017
Laura Dolbow,
Vanderbilt University Law School, “Appropriating Agencies: How Congress Leverages Legislative History to Direct Agency Action”

2016
Gugandeep Kaur
, Boston University School of Law,“Indian Pharmaceutical Industry’s Compliance Problems with the United States Food and Drug Administration and Proposed Solutions”

2015
Brian T. Apel
, University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2016, “An Administrative Meter Maid: Using Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review to Curb Exclusivity Parking Via the Failure to Market Provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act.

2014
Matthew P. Downer
, Vanderbilt University Law School, “Tentative Interpretations: The Abracadabra of Administrative Rulemaking and the End of Alaska Hunters”

2013
Taylor M. Owings
, Vanderbilt University Law School, Identifying a Maverick: When Antitrust Law Should Protect a Low-Cost Competitor

2012
Daniel Kazhdan
, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law,Wyeth and PLIVA: The Law of Inadequate Drug Labeling

2011
Aaron Moore
,American University Washington College of Law, "Preserving the Ark of Our Safety: How a Stronger Administrative Approach Could Save Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act"

2010
Jasmine C. Hites
, University of Oregon School of Law, "NERC: Nuked by Constitutional Flaw?"

2009
Connor Raso
, Yale Law School, "Do Agencies Use Guidance Documents to Avoid Presidential Control?"

2008
Karen Weathersbee
, University of Baltimore School of Law,"Quarantine: Its Use and Limitations" 

2007
Scott Keller
, University of Texas School of Law, "Expanding Federalism Clear Statement Canons Instead of Chevron Step Zero"

2006
Kari Bergeron
, Southern University Law Center, "Singing the Blues: Muddy Waters and the Scope of Federal Authority Over Isolated, Inland Wetlands under the Clean Water Act"