The Florida State University 2014 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
AWARD: $250 for outstanding paper by a law student
2014 CONTEST QUESTION: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted into law in 2010 attempts to improve the access of Americans to improved quality health care, while controlling the nation’s escalating health care expenditures. As the ACA gets further implemented in 2014, discuss opportunities and challenges this law presents for constructive, innovative collaboration between the legal and medical professions in contributing to the quest for a more affordable and accessible high quality health care system.
CRITERIA: All authors must be enrolled, at the time of paper submission, in an accredited law school. No published papers will be accepted, but unpublished course work will be.
FORMAT: The paper must be between 1,200 and 5,000 words (including title page, body, footnotes, figures, and tables – if any). No abstract is required. All references should be in the form of footnotes, using either Blue Book or APA style. All papers must be submitted in Word document format, using 12-point Times New Roman font for all text, including footnotes. The body of the paper must be double-spaced and footnotes should be single-spaced. All text must have one-inch margins. All pages must be numbered. The first page must be the cover page, including author’s name, full contact information, and school, as well as final word count from Word and a disclosure of any conflict of interest affecting the author concerning the subject matter of the paper. If the author wishes to acknowledge an individual or institution, this may be done only on the cover page.
JUDGEMENT: Papers will be judged on responsiveness to the competition question, originality and thoughtfulness, quality of analysis, and quality of writing.
DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION: All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2014. Papers must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition Florida State University Centre for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law 1115 W. Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300 PHONE: 850-645-9473 WEB: http://med.fsu.edu/?page=InnovativeCollaboration.html EMAIL: email@example.com
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED APRIL 1, 2014