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May 29, 2019

Health Law Section Announces Writing Competition Winners

The Health Law Section’s writing competition for students at Virginia law schools for the 2018-19 academic year has selected this year’s top entries and awarded prizes totaling $3,000. 

Contestants submitted papers on health law issues or the practice of health law. Entries were judged by a committee of the Health Law Section on the basis of subject matter originality, relevance to health law, quality of analysis and research, and quality of writing.  

The winning entries are:

1st Prize and $1500: Jonah Hein of the University of Virginia for The Parents (Don’t) Know Best: Increasing Immunization Access for Minors.


2nd Prize and $1000: Megan E. Italiano of William & Mary Law School for Does VA Medicaid Expansion Change the Landscape for COPN?


3rd Prize and $500: Svitlana Makoviy of William & Mary law School for Achieving the Goals of the Value-Based Purchasing Program: Defining a Standard for External Data Use.

The Health Law Section intends to hold the competition again for the 2019-20 academic year.  If you have questions or would like more information about the competition, please contact Sara Heisler.

Updated: May 29, 2019