• Health Law Moot Court Competitions

    Moot Court Competitions Build Your Teamwork and Lawyering Skills

    Hamline participates in three health law moot court competitions, all of which give you a chance to improve upon and test your skills as you work as part of a competition team. The three competitions are:

    • The National Health Law Moot Court, sponsored by the Loyola University, Chicago and the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, is an appellate-type competition focusing on cutting-edge legal issues in health law, such as medical repatriation, presumed consent for organ donation, Medicaid assistance for home health care, treatment options for pregnant drug-addicted convicts, and prescription drug regulation. A background in health care may be helpful but is not required. The team of two to four students begins research in early August and submits its brief by the end of September. Oral arguments are held in early November. You can earn two ‘pass’ credits for participating in this competition.
    • The National Health Law Transactional Competition, sponsored by Loyola Chicago, is a non-litigation competition. By the end of February, students prepare legal memos that discuss the legal and business issues associated with a hypothetical health care transaction. At the end of March, students appear before an "executive management team" in a boardroom environment to present their analysis. You can earn two ‘pass’ credits for participating in this competition.
    • The Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. In this competition, a team of three students analyze a particular fact pattern using federal health regulations, rules, and agency documents, and present a legal and policy solution and/or recommendations to a panel of regulatory and compliance attorneys. Students are evaluated primarily on an oral presentation of issues identified in the fact pattern and proposed actions and solutions to such issues. Judges may also consider written notes submitted to the judges in the "competition template.”

    Teams for each of these competitions are selected during Competitions Week, held each Spring.

    2012-13 Health Law Competition Success

    Health law students Joseph Cooch and Elizabeth Winchell competed at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

    They finished among the top four teams and were runners-up for the "Best Brief" award.

    2012 National Health Law Moot Court Competition Problem

    2012 National Health Law Moot Court Competition Best Brief  

    2013 National Health Law Moot Court Competition Problem

    Rules & Brochure - National Health Law Moot Court Competition

    The Hamline Law Team made up of Joseph Cooch, Christina Becker, and Zach Clifton placed 5th out of 16 teams at the 2nd Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Saturday, February 16, 2013.