January 28, 2013
Brittany Mahugh wins ABA health law writing competition
The American Bar Association (ABA) has recently named University of Oregon School of Law 3L student Brittany Mahugh first-place winner of its Health Law Student Writing Competition. As winner, Mahugh will receive a $500 honorarium, and her paper, “Lost in the Gray: Navigating the Problems of Pharmaceuticals in the Gray Market,” will be published in the Health Lawyer journal, the ABA’s bi-monthly magazine for the health law field. In addition, Mahugh will fly to Miami this February to attend the Emerging Issues in Health Law Conference, the ABA’s 13th annual conference exploring emerging issues in healthcare law.
In 2011, Mahugh received an Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) stipend for her public service work with the Corrections Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s office, in Olympia, Wash. OLSPIF was formed in the 1990s to provide financial aid to Oregon Law students doing public service work while in school. By working closely with attorneys during her summer with the Corrections Division, Mahugh learned how government agencies serve the public by creating and maintaining safe communities.
Beyond her work at the Washington State Attorney General’s office, Mahugh currently serves as a Managing Editor of the Oregon Law Review Editorial Board. The Oregon Law Review is student-run and is the oldest continuously published law journal in the Pacific Northwest.