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2015 National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Dates: November 7-8, 2014

Location: Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale IL

Topic: This case concerns challenges to the constitutionality of recent actions by the State of Pacifica and the West Beverley School District relating to the mandatory immunization of school children.

Participating Schools:

  • American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC
  • Barry University, Orlando FL
  • Belmont University College of Law, Nashville TN
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago IL
  • Cooley, Thomas M. Law School, Grand Rapids MI
  • Faulkner University School of Law, Montgomery AL
  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta GA
  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul MN
  • Houston, University of, Houston TX
  • Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg VA
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago IL
  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee WI
  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston MA
  • Penn Law University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis MO
  • Seton Hall School of Law, Newark NJ
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston TX
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston MA
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock TX
  • Tulsa College of Law, University of, Tulsa OK
  • UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco CA
  • Washington, University of, Seattle, WA
  • William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg VA

Competition Winners:

  • CHAMPION TEAM: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, Chris Capitanelli & Angelo Cerimele
  • SECOND PLACE TEAM: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, Nina Trovato & Arnold Picinich
  • THIRD PLACE TEAM:Loyola Univ. - Chicago School of Law, Mary Kathryn Hurd & Matthew Gubernikoff
  • BEST BRIEF: Loyola Univ. - Chicago School of Law, Mary Kathryn Hurd & Matthew Gubernikoff
  • SECOND PLACE BRIEF: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, Nina Trovato & Arnold Picinich
  • BEST PRELIMINARY ORALIST: Justin Reddington, Liberty University School of Law
  • BEST OVERALL ORALIST: Justin Reddington, Liberty University School of Law

Final Round Judges:

  • The Honorable Raymond W. Gruender, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Assistant Professor of Law Steven J. Macias
  • Dr. Thomas McLean,MD, president of the American College of Legal Medicine

2014 National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Dates: November 7-8, 2014

Location: Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale IL

Topic: Whether individuals with disabilities are entitled to reassignment to a vacant position as a reasonable accommodation even if the employer prefers a more qualified individual, and whether courts can review the EEOC's efforts to conciliate a settlement before initiating suit.

Participating Schools:

  • Belmont University College of Law, Franklin TN
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago IL
  • Cooley, Thomas M. Law School, Lansing, MI
  • Drexel University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
  • Faulkner University School of Law, Montgomery AL
  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta GA
  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul MN
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis IN
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago IL
  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN
  • Nova Southeastern Univ, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
  • Seton Hall School of Law, Newark NJ
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston TX
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston MA
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX
  • UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • University of Maryland, Francis King Carey SOL, Baltimore MD
  • University of Pittsburgh SOL Health Law Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa OK
  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA

Competition Winners:

  • CHAMPION TEAM: Belmont Univ. College of Law Courtney Lutz, Benjamin Conrady & Heath Henley
  • SECOND PLACE TEAM: Texas Tech Univ. School of Law Matthew Loving, Courtney Kenisky & Nicholas Pilcher
  • THIRD PLACE TEAM: Team UC Hastings College of Law Anna Zaret, Maiah Parks & Karen Hen
  • SECOND PLACE BRIEF: Belmont Univ. College of Law Courtney Lutz, Benjamin Conrady & Heath Henley
  • BEST BRIEF: Chicago Kent College of Law Emily Herbick & Abrahem Wehbi
  • BEST PRELIMINARY ORALIST: Matthew Elzinga, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • BEST OVERALL ORALIST: Matthew Elzinga, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Final Round Judges:

  • Judge Nancy Rosenstengal of the Federal District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • Judge Catherine Perry of the Federal District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Dr. Thomas R. McLean, MD from Kansas City, MO
  • William Sherwood, Vice President and General Counsel for Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale, IL 

2013 National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Date: November 1-2, 2013
Place: Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
Topic: Competition students argued a hypothetical case before the United States Supreme Court involving the First Amendment and the Health Care Quality Improvement Act

Participating Schools:

  • Belmont University College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Faulkner University School of Law
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • New York Law School
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Nova Southeastern Univ, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Seton Hall School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of Maryland, Francis King Carey SOL
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • The University of Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • West Virginia University COL 

Final Round Judges:

  • Judge Julio Fuentes, Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Victoria L. Green, President, American College of Legal Medicine
  • Judge Patrick Murphy, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Professor Anita Bernstein from Brooklyn Law School

Competition Winners:

  • FIRST – Seton Hall School of Law team of Alex Silagi and Christian Yousef
  • RUNNERS UP – Georgia State University College of Law team of Kara Gordon, Janelle Alleyne, and Nirvi Shah; University of Oklahoma College of Law team of Elizabeth Isaacs and Elise Puma
  • BEST BRIEF – Faulkner University School of Law team of Jessica Robinson, Brandon Jackson, and Matthew Ward
  • SECOND BEST BRIEF – Seton Hall School of Law team of Alex Silagi and Christina Yousef
  • BEST OVERALL ORALIST – Alex Silagi of Seton Hall School of Law
  • BEST PRELIMINARY ROUND ORALIST – Alex Silagi of Seton Hall School of Law 

2012 National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Date: November 2-3, 2012
Place: Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
Topic: Competition students argued a hypothetical case before the United States Supreme Court involving liability for the inadvertent release of patient electronic medical records.

Participating Schools:

  • Baylor Law School
  • Belmont University College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Faulkner University School of Law
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Nova Southeastern Univ, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Seton Hall School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • The University of Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Pittsburgh SOL Health Law Clinic
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Washington School of Law

Final Round Judges:

  • Judge Michael Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Judge David Herndon of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Professor Jane Yakowitz Bambauer from the University of Arizona College of Law
  • Kent Harshbarger, MD, JD, the president of the American College of Legal Medicine

Competition Winners:

  • FIRST – Loyola University Chicago School of Law team of James D'Angelo and Carrie Gilbert
  • SECOND – South Texas College of Law team of Adam Anthony, Elizabeth Edwards, and William Wright
  • THIRD – Faulkner University School of Law team of Donald Burton and Wesley Walterscheid 
  • BEST BRIEF – Loyola University Chicago School of Law team of James D'Angelo and Carrie Gilbert
  • SECOND BEST BRIEF – Hamline University School of Law team of Joseph Cooch and Elizabeth Winchell
  • BEST OVERALL ORALIST – James D'Angelo of Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • BEST PRELIMINARY ROUND ORALIST – James D'Angelo of Loyola University Chicago School of Law