Twelve student teams from around the nation gathered at UM Carey Law February 8 to compete in the 3rd Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition, hosted by the Law & Health Care Program. The team from Seton Hall University School of Law took home top honors, with teams from Drexel University School of Law and Catholic University Columbus School of Law placing second and third respectively.
The innovative competition requires teams of students to analyze a particular fact pattern using federal health regulations, rules, and agency documents, and to present a legal and policy solution and/or recommendations to a panel of regulatory and compliance attorneys.
The areas covered in this year’s competition included:
The one-day competition allows students to stand in the feet of compliance and regulatory attorneys who work in hospitals, law firms, insurance companies and other settings. At the end of the competition, a panel of attorneys who work in several of these settings noted the great need for legal expertise in compliance and regulatory matters and the advantage students have who focus in this area of the law as students.
The following law schools participated:
The UM Carey Law students, Ian Clark, Neal Karkhanis, and Bill Rader, impressed judges with their skilled presentations.
Alumus and current Arnold & Porter associate Abe Gitterman ’12, who spearheaded this competition as a student, came back this year as one of the organization’s co-sponsors.