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Student Writing Competition

The Food Drug & Device Law Section is currently seeking articles from students attending Hamline University School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, University of St. Thomas Law School and William Mitchell College of Law.  Articles should be focused on issues of interest to attorneys practicing in the area of food, drug and/or device law and should be no longer than 2,000 words.

Evaluation Criteria: The goal of this exercise is to encourage students to get more involved in, and to make a scholarly contribution to, the world of food, drug, and medical device law. Please focus your efforts on writing an interesting, dynamic article, that will be of interest to members of the Food, Drug, and Device Law section.

Submissions: Send via email to Sue Bores at sbores@mnbar.org on or before Wednesday, April 30, 2014. See below for details regarding publication and prizes.

Prizes:

  1. First Place: $500, Second Place: $250, Third Place: $100.
  2. All winning articles will be published on the Section’s webpage.
  3. All winners will be honored at the Section’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

2013 Winner:

First Place: GENETIC DRIFT: THE SPREAD OF GMOS, WHY THEY MATTER, AND AN OUTLINE FOR LIABILITY by Aileen Craven

2012 Winners:

First Place: Direct-To-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs & the World of Social Media: The Paradox of Advertise First, Ensure Safety Second by Jennifer C. Middleton

Second Place: FDA Regulation of Off-Label Promotion of Pharmaceuticals through the False Claims Act: Is There a Better Way? by Elizabeth Karan

2011 Winners:

First Place: The Assault On Bad Food: Tobacco-Style Litigation As An Element Of The Comprehensive Scheme To Fight Obesity by Jada J. Fehn

Second Place: “SE,” Safe and Effective, Substantially Equivalent, or both? by Michelle Mercer

Third Place: Psychotropic Medication: Magic Bullet to Treat Mental Illness or Just Another Dangerously Unregulated Industry? Evaluating Whether the Current FDA and Legal Structure is Sufficient to Protect American Consumers of Psychotropic Medication by Jennifer Olson

- Last Updated 2/13/14

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