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Moot Court Competitions


The Southern Illinois University School of Law has an active and respected program for students interested in moot court competitions.

2012 National Asylum and Refugee Law Competition

The SIU Law Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court Team had an excellent showing in their national competition in Sacramento, CA, in February, 2012.  For the third year in a row, SIU won the best brief award!  The award was presented to the 2L team of Brent Colbert, Mitchell Martin and Craig Miller.   

Both the 2L team and the 3L team of Jesse Hodierne, Stavri Vako and Rebecca Warren won both their preliminary rounds.  However, only the 2L team advanced to the semifinal rounds. The 2L team then won their semifinal round, advancing to the quarterfinals where they lost to the team that won the entire competition.  All of the students represented SIU extremely well and are to be commended for their hard work. 

moot court students

The 2L & 3L team group photo (from left) Mitchell Martin,
Brent Colbert, Craig Miller, Stavri Vako, Jesse Hodierne,
and Rebecca Warren.

winners

Our 2L team won the best brief award again this year.
Pictured (from left) Brent Colbert, Mitchell Martin and
Craig Miller.

SIU has won awards in this competition every year since we started competing in 2009.

For 2011 National Asylum and Refugee Law Competition results

 

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Since 1992, the Southern Illinois University School of Law, the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities and the American College of Legal Medicine have co-sponsored the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The Competition has grown steadily since its inception attracting teams representing law schools from throughout the country. Members of the Moot Court Board assist with the hosting of the Competition. For more information, go to the Competition's Website