Abrahem Wehbi and Emily Herbick, third-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, won the Best Brief Award at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition held November 8 and 9 at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law in Carbondale.
Herbick and Wehbi, who advanced to the tournament’s semifinal round, will share a $500 scholarship grant from the American College of Legal Medicine Foundation, and their award-winning brief will be published in the Journal of Legal Medicine.
The competition, the only one in the nation devoted to health law, is co-sponsored by the SIU School of Law Center for Health Law and Policy, the SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Humanities, the American College of Legal Medicine, and the American College of Legal Medicine Foundation. Teams from IIT Chicago-Kent won the national championship in 1995 and 2008.
Team member Herbick earned a degree in news-editorial journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Teammate Wehbi graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University with a degree in psychology.