Friday, December 26, 2008

Health Law $4,000; $2,000; $500 -- January 23, 2009

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a national firm engaged in the practice of health care and life sciences law, is pleased to announce its Eleventh Annual Health Care and Life Sciences Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows for the three best papers:
  • First Place: $4,000
  • Second Place: $2,000
  • Third Place: $500
Students should take advantage of the fact that health law is a very broad and diverse field, encompassing aspects of almost every area of law. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate), or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials). Entries in the top twenty percent will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Rule highlights:

Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) originality of thought, (2) clarity of presentation, (3) technical excellence, (4) relevance to current health law issues, (5) timeliness of topic, and (6) depth of research.

Papers authored by two or more eligible students are permitted in the Competition. All work submitted must be the product of the author or authors, without substantial assistance from others.

Papers prepared for law school credit are eligible for entry in the Competition provided that the work is original, and the editing and citation work has been done by the author(s).

Authors may submit more than one entry to the Competition. Please submit each entry separately.

Entries are due by January 23, 2009. No late entries will be accepted.

Entries should be submitted via the Competition website at

More information: here.

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