October 27, 2020

HLS Launches Law Student Writing Competition

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.

Deadline extended to Fri, December 4, 2020 at 4PM CT.  Click here for the competition guidelines.

If you have any questions about the Law Student Writing Competition, please email Jason Billups (jason.billups@americanbar.org).


*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"