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Alumni Highlight: Monica Houston

February 16, 2016

The University of Wyoming College of Law would like to congratulate recent graduate Monica Houston (J.D. ’15) on her recent accomplishment of earning second place in the Washington College of Law (WCL) First Annual National Health Law Writing Competition. Houston entered the writing competition with her paper entitled, “ Hepatitis C: There’s a Cure, but Who Will Bail Out the Department of Corrections.”

Houston entered the contest after hearing about it through an independent study course she took with Professor Darrell Jackson during her final semester of law school.

“This is a big deal,” says Jackson. “Monica represented the University of Wyoming very well and I am very pleased by her accomplishment.”

The UW College of Law is ranked #12 in the nation by U.S. and World Reportfor its legal writing program. Houston’s recognition in a national competition showcases the skills and writing abilities of students coming out of the UW College of Law.

Humbled by the achievement, Houston says, “ I am very honored to have received second place. I owe special thanks to Professor Jackson for directing me to this competition.”

A native of Bridgeport, Nebraska, Houston earned her bachelor’s degree at Chadron State College. She graduated in December 2015 with her law degree and will be taking the February Bar Exam.

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