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Health Law Petitioners

Donato Cipponeri, Kassi Mettler, Hayley Slater

Carbondale, IL


I. Did the Bankruptcy Court properly exercise "hypothetical jurisdiction" over the state law tort claims and determine it was not mandated to abstain from considering those claims?

II. May a child sue a fertility doctor for emotion harm arising out of an IVF procedure in which the doctor, without permission, substituted his own sperm for the sperm of the individual the child believed to be his father?


Student Coach: Theresa Borge; Alumni Coach: Madison Boucher

Scheduling Contact

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The Bench Memo, Competition Problem, and Zoom link can be found on Box. 


Date and Time Location Judges
Sun. September 17th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM [CLOSED] 200-122 [5 more spots]
Tue. September 19th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 333-101 Ray Basurto Arianna Metheny Mackenzie Cowles Mark Gravador Owen Nelson [no more spots]
Fri. September 22nd
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Zoom Tatum Novitzky Josh Verceles Joshua Johnson Arianna Metheny Richard Ahne [no more spots]
Sun. September 24th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM [JOINT PRACTICE] 200-122 Arianna Metheny Bri Fluhrer Josh Verceles Estefania Pacheco James Robbins [no more spots]
Tue. September 26th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 200-122 Mackenzie Cowles Rana Salem Bri Fluhrer Brandon Chen Mia Nieto [no more spots]
Wed. September 27th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 100-310 (Tower - 3rd Fl.) Zoe Bays Josh Verceles James Robbins Sofia Maristela Aleen Babikian (MIT) [no more spots]
Fri. September 29th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Zoom Amna Qamer Arianna Metheny Stephen Cosenza Katie Cox (on Zoom) Ray Basurto [no more spots]
Sun. October 1st
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM [CLOSED - Line by Line] Zoom [5 more spots]
Tue. October 3rd
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 200-122 Grace Yagi (MIT) Manaal Shafi (MIT) Maija Slane (MIT) Sophia marchesotti (MIT) [1 more spot]
Wed. October 4th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 200-640 James Robbins Elisa Santos Brian Weikel Kristie Lam Mia Nieto [no more spots]
Fri. October 6th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 333-203 Elisa Santos Madeline Paoli Stephen Cosenza Joshua Johnson Hanah Wyman [no more spots]
Sun. October 8th
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM [JOINT PRACTICE] 333-201 Brian Weikel Candice Denny [3 more spots]
Tue. October 10th
11:30 PM - 1:30 PM 200-640 cameron blakely Kathryn Bockman Jae Shin [2 more spots]
Fri. October 13th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 333-201 Elisa Santos Kathryn Bockman Hanah Wyman Harrison Diamond Sarah Fahn [no more spots]
Sun. October 15th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 333-101 Brian Weikel Candice Denny Stephen Klavuhn (MIT) [2 more spots]
Tue. October 17th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 200-122 Mark Gravador Kshitij Mehta Samantha Fong Julia Hunter (MIT) Trevor Turner (MIT) [no more spots]
Fri. October 20th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 333-203 Kathryn Bockman Riley Kenin (MIT) John Adamson [2 more spots]
Sun. October 22nd
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 333-101 Julia Hunter (MIT) cameron blakely Allison Lee Maija Slane Sophia Marchesotti(MIT) [no more spots]
Tue. October 24th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 200-122 Rana Salem Sophia Marchesotti (MIT) cameron blakely Marin Cummings (MIT) Grace Yagi (MIT) [no more spots]
Wed. October 25th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 333-201 James Robbins Grace Yagi (MIT) Maija Slane (MIT) Manaal Shafi (MIT) Marin Cummings (MIT) [no more spots]
Fri. October 27th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM [DRESS REHEARSAL] 333-203 Mark Gravador Owen Nelson [3 more spots]
Sun. October 29th
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM [JOINT PRACTICE] TBD Kristie Lam [4 more spots]
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM [JOINT PRACTICE/SEND OFF] 333-101 [5 more spots]