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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