Jodi Anne Hudson Coaches Seton Hall Law Students to Victory in the Health Law Moot Court Competition

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Seton Hall Law current ranked second place in the national Moot Court ranking

Seton Hall Law School’s Interscholastic Moot Court Board took First Place at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, held at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale on November 1-2, 2013. The team competed for two days and won six rounds before being crowned the champion. Alex Silagi ’14 was awarded both Best Preliminary Round Oralist and Best Overall Oralist in the competition, and the team, which also included Christina Yousef ’14, won Second Best Brief.

The team came through each round with near-perfect scores in spite of strong competition. Speaking of the win, Silagi commented, “I was fortunate to do well in the competition, but any success was due in part to the high bar set by the other teams and the thoughtfulness of the judges' questions. Of course, luck had a small role too: winning the coin toss four times in a row didn't hurt. In fact, I still have in my wallet the ‘lucky’ quarter that Professor Basanta let me keep.”

“I am so honored and humbled to have won the National Health Law Moot Court Competition,” Yousef wrote. “I learned a lot about myself in the process, and this competition was something I really enjoyed. It gave our team the opportunity to delve into the First Amendment and the Health Care Quality Improvement Act. To do so with my moot court partner, Alex, an extremely talented individual, made it that much more rewarding.”

Jodi Anne Hudson ’96, Director of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, commented, “Christina and Alex put in hundreds of hours of work writing the brief and educating themselves on the topics they were to argue. They truly understood the problem and could converse about it so eloquently. This level of comprehension was appreciated and acknowledged by all of the judges at the competition. And it made my duties as their coach that much easier throughout the weekend.”

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