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Health law moot court team places in top four

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Hamline Law students Joseph Cooch and Elizabeth Winchell advanced to the semifinal round at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Southern Illinois University School of Law held Nov. 2-3, 2012.

Health Law Institute Director Thaddeus Pope accompanied the pair to the competition, where they finished among the top four teams. Cooch and Winchell also were runners-up for the "Best Brief" award.

For twenty-one years, the Center for Health Law and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Law, the Department of Medical Humanities at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, the American College of Legal Medicine, and the American College of Legal Medicine Foundation have sponsored the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The annual competition takes place in Carbondale, Ill.

The National Health Law Moot Court is one of two health law moot court competitions in which Hamline students regularly participate. This appellate-type competition focuses on cutting-edge legal issues in health law. Two to four students are selected for the team each spring. They begin research in early August and submit their brief at the end of September, and oral arguments are held in early November. Hamline Law students also regularly take part in the National Health Law Transactional Competition. Sponsored by Loyola Chicago, this non-litigation competition takes place in February and March each year.