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The Southern Illinois University School of Law has an active and respected program for students interested in moot court competitions. Moot Court Board members frequently receive recognition for their oral advocacy and brief-writing skills.

Moot Court Board Activities - 2016


SIU LAW TEAM PLACES THIRD IN SAUL LEFKOWTIZ TRADEMARK AND UNFAIR COMPETITION MOOT COURT REGIONAL

February 07, 2016

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From left: Michael Branson, Laura Alvarado, Krissi Geary-Boehm (coach), and Brad Young.

SIU Law's 3L team placed third in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Midwest regional competition in Chicago, IL, on February 6, 2016.

It was the first time SIU has participated in the competition.

3L team members included Michael Branson, Brad Young, and Laura Alvarado.

Eighteen teams from 13 schools competed: William & Mitchell, University of Wisconsin, University of Toledo, University of Illinois, John Marshall, Southern Illinois University (2 teams), Northwestern (2 teams), Michigan State University (2 teams), Marquette, Loyola (2 teams), Indiana University (both law schools), and Chicago Kent (2 teams). 

SIU's 2L team of Kyle McAllister-Grum, Hillary Hines, and Clint Rudd argued against Indiana and Northwestern, while the 3L team argued against John Marshall and Chicago Kent. The Chicago Kent team the 3Ls faced won First Place Team and Best Brief.

The team was coached by SIU Law alumna Krissi Geary-Boehm.

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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