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December 19, 2013

The Virginia Health Lawyer: Volume IV Issue 1, Winter 2013 now available

The Virginia Health Lawyer: Volume IV Issue 1, Winter 2013 is now available in the newsletter section.

June 12, 2017

Law Student Writing Competition Winners Announced

The Health Law Section hosted a Student Writing Competition for students at Virginia law schools for the 2016-17 academic year.  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.  The winning entries were:

1st Prize and $1500-Nicholas Rutigliano of the University of Virginia School of Law, Preempting Harms of Surreptitious Genetic Testing 2nd Prize and $1000-Alexander Kalyniuk of Wiliam & Mary Law School, Going Around the Middleman: FDA Law Mechanisms for Health Insurers to Gain Leverage Over Drug Manufacturers and Mitigate Rising Drug Prices 3rd Prize and $500-Katherine Rockwell of William & Mary Law School, When One Pill Is Not Enough: The Addiction Epidemic Plaguing This Country and Congress's Response to the Growing Tragedy

The Health Law Section intends to hold a similar competition for the 2017-18 academic year, and additional details will be posted on the VSB Health Law Section page soon.  If you have questions or would like more information about the competition, please contact Sara Heisler, sheisler@vhha.com.

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May 24, 2018

Health Law Section Writing Competition Results

The Health Law Section hosted a Student Writing Competition for students at Virginia law schools for the 2017-18 academic year.  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.  The winning entries were:

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, sheisler@vhha.com.

April 1, 2019

Health Law Section’s dedicated issue of the Virginia Lawyer Magazine

Read the Health Law Section’s dedicated issue of the Virginia Lawyer Magazine published February 2019.

September 4, 2020

2019-2020 Annual Report Available

The 2019-2020 Annual Report is available.

June 25, 2021

Law Student Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Health Law Section’s writing competition for students at Virginia law schools for the 2020-2021 academic year has selected last 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:

Christian Sorenson1st Prize and $1500: Christian Sorenson for Thinking Outside the Box: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, In Vitro Fertilization, and Disability Screening in the Wake of Box v. Planned Parenthood

 

Edka Wong2nd Prize and $1000: Edka Wong for Does Fecal Matter? Implications of FDA Regulation on Current and Future Therapeutic Uses of FMT

 

Madison Wonson3rd Prize and $500: Madison Wonson for Conflicts of Interest in Nutrition Policy: Why Americans Are So Confused When It Comes To Nutrition And How The Law Can Help Create A Healthier America

August 13, 2021

New Board of Governors Elected for 2021-2022

New Board of Governors elected for 2021-2022.