Law Students

Student Competitions

Looking for Writing Opportunities?

The ABA Health Law Section is now accepting entries for our Annual Health Law Student Writing Competition, a writing competition open to any law student in good standing and currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, over the age of 21, and who is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.  The first place winner will have consideration for publication in The Health Lawyer, the Health Law Section’s award-winning flagship journal, receive a $500 honorarium, airfare, 2 nights hotel, and 2 days $50 per diem to attend our 22nd Annual Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference, March 10-13, 2021 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

The entry deadline is December 1, 2020.  Click here for the competition guidelines.

If you have any questions about the Law Student Writing Competition, please email Jason Billups (

*The ABA Health Law Section is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and reserves the right to make any accommodations or changes as needed in order to protect the health and safety of all participants. This may include, but is not limited to, the possibility that the Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law conference will be held virtually. In such event, there will be no travel stipend offered for any winner.

Last Year's Winner:
Stephanie L Flackman
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020
"The Debilitating Disease of Chronic Pain and the Case for Mandated Integration of Evidence-Based Alternatives into Individualized Treatment Plans" 


Seventh Annual Scholarship Program 

The Health Law Section of the American Bar Association is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Scholarship Program for law students interested in the health law field to attend the Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference  on March 11-14, 2020 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. 

Applicants must be members of the ABA and Health Law Section and attend an ABA accredited law school.

The partial scholarships are intended for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference, and those who have not previously received financial assistance from the Section to attend the Emerging Issues Conference.  The scholarship includes up to 500.00 dollars for airfare, $150 per diem for up to three days to offset cost of hotel and meals, and conference registration fee.  There will be up to five scholarships awarded each year.

The deadline to submit an online application is December 2, 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Simeon Carson, Director, at