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National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Southern Illinois University School of Law, along with supporting sponsors the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Health Law Association, is pleased to announce the Thirty-Second Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The Competition, held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, is one of the premier moot court experiences in the nation and attracts teams representing law schools from throughout the country to argue contemporary issues of health law and policy.

Competition Information

PRIZES: $1,250 first place, $1000 second place, $750 each to third place, best brief and best overall speaker, and $500 each to runner-up best brief and best preliminary-round speaker.  Participants will also receive prize packages sponsored by the American Health Law Association and the American College of Legal Medicine. 

RECOGNITION: The best brief will be published in an issue of the Journal of Legal Medicine. The top five speakers in the preliminary rounds receive plaques.




DATE: November 1-2, 2024

LOCATION: Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. 

ENTRY FORM AND FEES: Entry forms are due June 24. The entry fee of $475 per team or $900 for two teams is due by August 29. Fees must be received by August 29 or your registration will be canceled. Checks or money orders should be made payable to SIU School of Law. 

TEAMS: Up to 26 teams from ABA-accredited law schools or law schools seeking ABA accreditation may participate in the competition. Each participating school may enter one or two teams. If the competition is oversubscribed, the committee reserves the right to place additional teams on a wait list or otherwise limit participation. Each team shall be composed of two or three students, all of whom must be full-time (day, night or weekend division) law students currently enrolled in a juris doctor program at the time of the competition.

RULES/INFORMATION: The record and the rules will be available and posted on the competition website on August 2. Briefs are due September 9

Registration Information

Registration is open. Please register here

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Contact Us

Caitlyn Tippy
Chief Justice
SIU Moot Court Board

Chris Sielaff
Competition Director
(608) 347-6451

 Michael Vinluan"For nearly three decades, the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) has been a steadfast supporter and co-sponsor of the acclaimed National Health Law Moot Court Competition. Since 1995, ACLM has proudly partnered with the Southern Illinois University School of Law to provide law students with this unique opportunity to engage with the intricate intersection of healthcare and law, where advocacy meets legal analysis.

At ACLM, our mission is clear: to advance scholarship and advocacy in legal medicine. The National Health Law Moot Court Competition epitomizes this mission, serving as a beacon of excellence and a testament to ACLM’s unwavering commitment to advancing legal medicine in academia. Through this competition, we empower the next generation of legal luminaries to tackle the pressing issues that shape our healthcare landscape."

─ Michael Vinluan, MD, JD, FCLM
President, American College of Legal Medicine (2024)

DavidCade"The SIU National Health Law Moot Court Competition provides an outstanding platform for students to explore the cutting edge of health law and policy issues. The American Health Law Association is thrilled to maintain our support for this competition. The quality of student advocacy showcased is truly remarkable."

— David Cade
CEO, American Health Law Association