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2013-2014 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 

2012-2013 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 

2011-2012 National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Date: November 4-5, 2011
Place: Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
Topic: Competition students argued a hypothetical case before the United States Supreme Court involving whether a group of women from an underdeveloped African nation can bring a claim under the federal Alien Tort Statute against a U.S. drug company for unconsented to experimentation.

Participating Schools:

  • Baylor Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College 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
  • New York Law School
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Seton Hall School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma COL
  • University of Pittsburgh SOL
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Tulsa College of Law

Final Round Judges:

  • Judge John D. Tinder, Federal Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 
  • Judge J. Phil Gilbert, Federal judge for the Southern District of Illinois 
  • Dr. Gary Birnbaum,M.D., J.D., FCLM, President, American College of Legal Medicine
  • Bethany Spielman, PhD., J.D., M.H.A., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Southern Illinois University School of Law

Competition Winners:

  • FIRST – Loyola University Chicago School of Law team of Garrett Pape and Jenna Smith
  • SECOND – South Texas College of Law team of Randy Ho, Brian Evans, and Margot Trevino
  • THIRD –  South Texas College of Law team of Andrew Bender, Kathleen Jo Muncie, and Amber Burton
  • BEST BRIEF – South Texas College of Law team of Andrew Bender, Kathleen Jo Muncie, and Amber Burton 
  • SECOND BEST BRIEF – University of Pittsburgh  School of Law team of Robert Lo and Samuel Derrick 
  • BEST OVERALL ORALIST – Ritika Rodrigues of the University of Alabama School of Law – Kathleen Jo Muncie of South Texas College of Law