H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Award

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 12

Awarded By

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)

Award Amount

One first-place award of $5,000, one second-place award of $3,000, and one third-place award of $1,000 will be awarded. All awards are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.


Three awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Separate committees of practicing attorneys with relevant expertise will judge the papers in each competition. The following factors will be considered: thoroughness and depth of legal analysis; originality and difficulty of topic; evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes, and regulations; discussion of conclusions and future impact; quality of legal research; writing style; form and quality of citations; and conformity with the rules of the competition. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the 'Food and Drug Law Journal'.

Deadline Info

This is a legal writing contest. Additional information is available online from the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI). Papers should provide an in-depth analysis of a current legal issue relevant ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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