Natalie Barletta, Kaylyn Betts, and Ben Williams of the South Texas College of Law won the Sixteenth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. They defeated the strong team of Nicole Gerritsen and Jonathan Henry from Seton Hall University School of Law. This is the sixth win in nine years for South Texas in the SIU tournament. It is also the school's 97th win in a national advocacy competition; a trial team subsequently secured win number 98. Expect win 100 this spring. Probably early this spring. Coach/dean/ professor/counselor Gerald Treece runs a phenomenal program.
The Seton Hall team won the award for Best Brief. The competition awarded two Best Oralist prizes: the best overall oralist was William Godfrey of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; the top preliminary round oralist was Sara Siegall of Chicago-Kent College of Law.
A second South Texas team -- Mary Katherine Gunn, Sara Patterson and Stephen E. Randall -- finished in third place. Ms. Barletta, Ms. Betts, and Mr. Williams of South Texas were runners-up for the Best Brief award.