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H Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition-Food and Drug Law Institute(FDLI)


To encourage law students interested in the areas of law affecting foods, drugs, devices, cosmetics and biologics.

Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal.


Entrants must currently be enrolled in a JD programme at any of the United States of America law schools. Anyone currently enrolled in a Juris Doctorate program in any US college or university.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Award Value

$750 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, plus complimentary one-year membership. Top papers will also be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal (external link

Application procedure

Students must register for submission through the online competition portal (external linkall papers must be submitted within the portal. Students will submit an abstract. No author identifying information may be included in the body of the text. The author’s name should only be shared when registering. Papers may not exceed 100 pages (double spaced, one-inch margins). Papers must be unpublished.

Closing date

June 12th


Association funds and Association member dues

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a non-profit educational association dedicated to advancing public health by providing a neutral forum for a critical examination of the laws, regulations and policies related to drugs, medical devices, other healthcare technologies and food.

Contact Details

  • 202 371 1420
  • 202 371 0649
  • 1155
    15th Street
    Suite 800
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) by using the links below.


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