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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