Hastings Students Compete in the National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition

March 29, 2018

Last week, Noor Kalkat (3-L), Cheryl Carolino (3-L) and Elysia Buckley (2-L) represented UC Hastings at the school’s first appearance in the The L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

The Transactional Competition seeks to expose law students to the core competencies of the corporate and regulatory practice of health care law. Students were challenged to apply corporate lawyering skills by providing legal advice on a potential business opportunity to a hypothetical health care client.  Three-person teams of JD students prepared a legal memorandum that summarized their legal and business advice for the client. Students then appeared in a boardroom environment before distinguished attorneys and health care executives serving as the client's "Executive Management Team" to present their analysis of the client's position and recommendations on how the client should proceed.

The Hastings team put in countless hours of time learning the material, writing their competition memo, researching the law, arranging primers from the coaches (Tim Greaney and Gregory Cochran), and running through numerous practice presentations. Adjunct Professor Don Quigley also volunteered a great deal of his time coaching and teaching, as did some practicing attorneys who subspecialize in some of the relevant health law areas. One such advisor was Gerald Peters, a UC Hastings alum.

Although the team did not walk away with a trophy this year, they performed brilliantly and received high marks for their mastery of the material and their presentation skills, and they honored the College with their dedication and perseverance and for their passion for healthcare law.