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June 08, 2018

UVA Law Sweeps Health Law Writing Competition

The VSB Health Law Section's student writing competition for students at Virginia law schools for the 2017-18 academic year saw three University of Virginia Law School students take the top honors and prize money.

Contestants submitted papers on a topic pertaining to a health law issue 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.  All three winners attend the University of Virginia Law School. The winning entries are:

1st Prize and $1500: Katherine Mann for CRISPR and Human Germline Editing: Improving U.S. Regulation to Address Safety, Social, and Ethical Concerns



2nd Prize and $1000: Lauren Howes for Surrogate Decisions to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Comparison of the United Kingdom and the United States



3rd Prize and $500: Christopher Spadaro for Frozen: Procreational Autonomy and Disputes over the Disposition of Cryopreserved Pre-Embryos and Gametes



The Health Law Section intends to hold a similar competition for the 2018-19 academic year.  If you have questions or would like more information about the competition, please contact Sara Heisler,

Updated: Jun 08, 2018