Health Law Student Writing Competition

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 2, 2020

Wednesday
Awarded By:

American Bar Association Section of Health Law

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually. A second place winner may be named if deemed appropriate. The second place winner will be published in "The Health Lawyer" but will not receive a cash or travel award.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a law student to apply for this award.
  3. Must be enrolled at least part time.
  4. Must be attending an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for law students who are studying at an accredited ABA law school. The student must be enrolled at least part time.

Application requirements for the Health Law Student Writing Competition are:

  • Essay
  • Nomination
Additional Information: The current Law Student Liaison will be excluded from entering the competition.

Award Amount: $500 annually, non-renewable. The winner will also receive airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, and a $50 per diem for two days to attend the Emerging Issues Conference.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, December 2, 2020

This is an essay contest. The essay must be 20 to 35 pages in length, double-spaced, and written in the Harvard 'Blue Book' style. The subject for this year's competition is 'Emerging Issues in Health Care' and the essay should be a practical examination of issues related to the topic of the student's choosing. To enter the contest, the student must be nominated in one of the following ways: by a member of the health law section; self-nomination; a faculty member at any ABA-accredited law school; or by a member of the American Association of Law Schools. No nomination will be considered unless the nominator addresses the following points in writing: whether the nominated paper meets substantive criteria set by the committee; whether the award, if given, would further the purposes of the health law program; and special requests or information regarding presentation of the award. Each nominator must provide a copy of his/her curriculum vita/resume and a statement from the nominee detailing his/her interests in health law, current involvement in the field, and goals/objectives within the field. One copy of the paper must be postmarked or sent via email by 12 p.m. CST on the deadline date.
Contact: Jason Billups
Address: 321 N. Clark St. Chicago, Illinois 60610

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