March 10, 2021 - Three University of Houston Law Center students finished second among 18 teams at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's 10th Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition. The competition was sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association.
“What is truly amazing is that you talk about resilience and perseverance for those there in Houston in the midst of the challenges that they’ve had, but to be able to come together to submit a package that brought in second place, I think again not only highlights the power of that Institution, but it speaks to the nature of the practice we are in. Congratulations to them," said David Cade, CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association.
The team was coached by Matthew Bourgeois '11, who teaches Healthcare Compliance at the Law Center and is also a Senior Legal Officer & Director at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The team members all participated in Bourgeois' course, where they also first met each other.
The team credits its accomplishment to the courses they have taken at the Health Law & Policy Institute at the Law Center. The team would like to thank the Professor Jessica Mantel, co-director of the Health Law & Policy Institute, and Professor Jessica Roberts, director of the Health Law & Policy Institute.
Team members included 3L Emily Hall, 2L Nhu Huynh and 3L Michelle Trang.