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Loyola wins Health Law Transactional Competition

Loyola wins Health Law Transactional Competition

Loyola students placed first out of 21 teams from 15 law schools across the country at the 6th annual L. Edward Bryant Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition, held at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center in March. Third-year Loyola students, Mary Buckley, Dino Petrovic, and Michael French, (pictured above with coach April Schweitzer, far left) were competition champions and won the Best Memorandum award.

The Transactional Competition seeks to expose law students to the core competencies of the corporate and regulatory practice of health care law. This year, students were challenged to apply corporate lawyering skills by providing legal advice to a hypothetical public health care system client regarding the strategic, legal, and political issues involved in contemplating a “partnership” or transfer of ownership.  The problem allowed students to demonstrate insight into a nuanced part of the health care industry.

Student teams prepared a legal memorandum that summarized their legal and business advice for the client. Students then competed in a boardroom environment before distinguished Chicago attorneys serving as the public health system's board of directors to present their analysis of the client's position in the market, and provide transactional recommendations on how the client should proceed.