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SIU is hosting a Health Law Moot Court competition

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Participants will come from 17 different schools.

SIU's School of Law is hosting the National Health Law Moot Court competition this weekend.

Moot Court Program Director Cheryl Anderson said it's a great opportunity for law students to practice the skills they'll need after graduation.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for students to develop the kind of in practice skills they need to have, the ability to think on their feet, the ability to use facts to make persuasive arguments along with their legal arguments, and just have an opportunity to enjoy their time while they're in Carbondale," she said.

The event brings together 25 teams of students, both in person and online, to argue a fictitious case as if they were presenting it to the Supreme Court. Local alumni, judges, and other dignitaries will watch and judge the students.

The final round of the competition will be livestreamed on the law school's moot court board YouTube channel on Saturday at 4 pm.

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Steph Whiteside is a Digital Media News Specialist with WSIU radio in Carbondale, Ill. She previously worked as a general reporter at AJ+ and Current TV.
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