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02/01

Roy Snell Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Writing Competition



Format: Writing Competition

Dates: 02/01/2022

Sponsor: Health Law Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

List Price: Free

ABA Member Price: Free

Sponsor Member Price: Free

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This competition requires students to analyze a hypothetical fact pattern involving an organization facing multifaceted health care regulatory/compliance matters and draft two separate internal memoranda to two different recipients within the organization. This competition recognizes law students for innovative, strategic, and sound approaches to tackling complex contemporary health care regulatory and compliance issues.

Students must analyze the facts presented in the Competition Problem, identify any and all regulatory/compliance concerns, and advise the recipient of the memorandum. While these two internal memoranda address the same hypothetical situation and subject matter, they are to be drafted with a specific audience/reader in mind. Content must be customized to a particular audience/reader to optimize understanding, engagement, and responsiveness.

The competition this year will run from February 1st to March 18th, 2022. All students who register will be emailed the Competition Problem after the registration deadline. They will have six weeks to read it, and then write and submit their memorandum and PowerPoint submissions. The competition will have three winners who will be graded anonymously by our panel of judges, and the top three winners will receive a monetary prize for their work.

  • 1st Place$5000 cash prize
    Paid registration for the 2023 HCCA Annual Compliance Institute (valued at over $1,500)
    Up to $1500 in travel and conference-related expenses.
  • 2nd Place$3000 cash prize
    Paid registration for the 2023 HCCA Annual Compliance Institute
    Up to $1500 in travel and conference-related expenses.
  • 3rd Place$1500 cash prize
    Paid registration for the 2023 HCCA Annual Compliance Institute
    Up to $1500 in travel and conference-related expenses.

Who May Enter 

The competition is open to all full and part-time law students in J.D. programs who have completed their 1L year.  The competition is also open to students currently enrolled in a Compliance Certification Board (CCB) accredited Health Care Compliance Certificate Program.