The National Health Law Moot Court Competition is an appellate litigation moot court competition with a healthcare related problem that is often intertwined with questions of constitutional law, federal civil procedure, or federal healthcare statutes. For example, previous problems have addressed religious exemptions from vaccination requirements and rights to medical privacy.
No subject matter expertise is required. The key skills for success are writing and oral argumentation. Coaches will look at grades and prior advocacy experiences. Coaches will make selections based on student’s paper submissions (resume, cover letter, transcripts) and interviews.
Attorney Joseph Van Thomme is the coach for this competition. Professor Thaddeus Pope is the faculty advisor. Direct any specific questions regarding this competition to Professor Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may register for two (2) credits in the fall term. The law school will cover your travel expenses.
Here is the timeline for this competition:
April - Solicit applications from interested students
May - Select team of two students
Early August - Problem is released
August to September - Students write an appellate brief
October - Two 90-minute oral argument moots every week
Early November - Competition is Friday & Saturday at SIU