Two SIU Alumni on Federal Bench Return to Campus for Moot Court Competition

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Two SIU Alumni on Federal Bench Return to Campus for Moot Court Competition

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Two SIU Alumni on Federal Bench Return to Campus for Moot Court Competition

October 31, 2013

The extent of a physician’s free speech rights will be debated by some of the nation’s leading law students this weekend at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

The final round judges include two SIU Carbondale alumni, G. Patrick Murphy, a judge for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois, and Julio Fuentes, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Murphy also earned his law degree from the SIU School of Law.

Now in its 22nd year, the competition, the nation’s only health law moot court event, gives law school students the opportunity to hone their oral and written skills in front of practicing attorneys and judges during the two-day event, Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, in SIU Carbondale’s Hiram H. Lesar Law Building. A total of 29 teams from 23 law schools will participate.

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