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January 27, 2021

Top Writing Award From the American College of Legal Medicine

The American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) honored Christopher Griffin ’20 with the first-place Orr Award in its national 2020 Student Writing Competition.
  • Christopher Griffin ’20

The American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) honored Christopher Griffin ’20 with the first-place Orr Award in its national 2020 Student Writing Competition.

Griffin wrote his winning paper, “Urban Indian Health Care: At Odds With the Trust Doctrine, Federal Policy, and Self-Determination?” while participating in the course Federal Indian Law. “I felt that a paper on a health care topic would be a perfect opportunity to combine my background in health care, my federal employment experience, and what I learned in this course,” Griffin said. He indicated that he took the course in part because of his interest in history and the parallels between the Veterans Administration and the Indian Health Service.

Before coming to Lewis & Clark, Griffin practiced medicine as a board-certified radiologist in a number of settings, including with the U.S. Air Force, abroad, and for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has an MBA, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has held a number of leadership positions and academic appointments in health care.