Alumni Win Prizes in H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition
H. David Gold '03 won first place in the 2002-03 H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition for his paper, "Legal Strategies to Address the Misrepresentation of Vermont Maple Syrup." Jian Xiao '03 placed second with "Carving Out a Biotechnology Research Tool Exception to the Safe Harbor Provision of 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1)." The contest is sponsored by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), a nonprofit educational association dedicated to advancing public health. FDLI provides a neutral forum for critical examination of the laws, regulations and policies related to drugs, medical devices, other healthcare technologies and foods.
The contest is in memory of H. Thomas Austern, an expert in food and drug law. The contest encourages law students to explore the laws affecting goods, drugs, devices, cosmetics and biologics. Prizes are awarded in two categories—papers 40 pages and under and papers 41 pages and over. For more information, please visit the FDLI website or contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.