Andrew McGirty wins second place in AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition

Andrew McGirty

Case Western Reserve University School of Law student Andrew McGirty is the second place winner of the Ninth Annual AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition. McGirty submitted the paper: Cracking Causation: The Need for a Workable Link Between the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act.

“The papers on the whole were excellent, but the quality of Andrew's legal analysis and writing really stood out,” said a representative of the competition.

The writing competition is designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law and/or food and drug law. Awards are presented to students who demonstrate exceptional research and writing skills and a sophisticated understanding of pressing health law issues. McGirty’s paper will be published in Case Western Law Review Vol. 75, Issue 1, coming in early 2025.

“I am extremely grateful to AUWCL in choosing my note for this award,” McGirty said. “Delving into a circuit split happening in real time has been an extremely intellectually challenging task. And will continue to be so as more circuits decide on the issue central to my note soon. I want to give a special thank you to all of Vol. 74 of Case Western Law Review for their unwavering support during the writing process.”