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Austern Writing Competition


The H. Thomas Austern Writing Competition is intended to encourage law students interested in the areas of law affecting FDA-regulated industries: food, drugs, medical devices, biologics, dietary supplements, cosmetics, veterinary, cannabis, or tobacco and nicotine products. Winners are awarded: $750 for first place, $500 for second, and $250 for third, and a complimentary one-year FDLI membership. Top papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal. Paper topics are limited to FDA and regulated agenciesÔÇÖ law and regulation. No author identifying information may be included in the body of the text. The authorÔÇÖs name should only be shared when registering. Papers may not exceed 100 pages (double spaced, one-inch margins). Papers must be unpublished. Kindly visit the website for more information.

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