02.26.20 — Emily Kaiser ’21 and Ryan Smith ’21 placed fourth at the highly competitive 9th Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Cary School of Law on February 22. The Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition is a unique and innovative competition that challenges students to navigate through the complex regulatory landscape of health care law, including compliance with health care regulations and FDA law. The competition requires teams of two to three students to analyze a hypothetical fact pattern involving various interactions between health care stakeholders and entities participating in several health care activities that necessitate regulatory and compliance oversight. The fact pattern is given to teams the day of the competition and students have approximately 1.5 hours to analyze the problem. Teams then present their findings and recommendations to a panel of practicing regulatory and compliance attorneys. 

“Emily and Ryan did an outstanding job,” said Jennifer Huer LLM ’14, managing director of the law school’s Center for Health Policy and Law and coach to the student team. “They were extremely proactive in preparing and their presentation was impressive. This fourth place finish speaks to their first-rate determination and motivation to pursue excellence in health law.”

The team also received significant guidance from Amy Hudspeth Cabell ’91, who is a member of the Center for Health Policy and Law’s advisory board, and Jennifer Lee ’18, in preparing for the competition.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

About the Center for Health Policy and Law

Through teaching, research and engagement with key decision makers, Northeastern University’s Center for Health Policy and Law promotes innovative solutions to public health challenges at home and around the globe. The center advances law and policy reforms to strengthen population health, reduce health disparities, nourish public health programs and enhance access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Housed in the School of Law and firmly rooted in the university’s nine academic colleges and international network of campuses, the center brings together Northeastern faculty, students and experts across disciplines to share knowledge; conduct and disseminate research; and influence the formulation and implementation of health policy and law.