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"The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones-Confronting a New Age of Threat," by Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution and Professor Gabriella Blum of Harvard Law School, has won the 2015 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. The Palmer Prize honors an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.
Chicago-Kent wins National Moot Court Competition Region VIII tournament, advances to national finals
Matt McElwee '16 receives the competition's best oral advocate award
Third-year students Angelo Christopher and Lauren Darwit will represent Chicago-Kent in the National Moot Court Competition national finals in New York February 9 to 12, 2016. The Chicago-Kent team won the regional tournament November 14 and 15 at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. In addition, third-year student Matt McElwee, who competed on another Chicago-Kent team, earned individual honors as the regional tournament's best oral advocate.
Gus Hernandez, John Higgins, Haley Jenkins and Mohini Lal—third-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech—have won the Midwest regional tournament of the 12th annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. The competition took place November 14 and 15, 2015, in Chicago. Chicago-Kent will join winning teams from seven other regions to compete for the national title January 23 to 24, 2016, in New Orleans.
Second-year student Alex Halaska has won the 2015 Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society. This year, students argued Evenwel v. Abbott, a voting rights case out of Texas that raises important issues under the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. The competition is named for Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Scholars and tax experts from Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States will take part in the Chicago-Kent Law Review's symposium "Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege: An International Comparison of Regulatory Models" on November 19, 2015. The event is free and open to the public. Approved for 4 hours of Illinois CLE.
Kyle Jacob '17 ties for first place as the competition's best oral advocate
For the sixth time in the past 10 years, a Chicago-Kent team has won the Appellate Lawyers Association's National Moot Court Competition. The team of Justin Joffe and Matthew Smart, both third-year students at Chicago-Kent, won the 2015 championship and best brief award. Kyle Jacob, also a third-year student at Chicago-Kent, tied for first place as the competition's best oral advocate.
Third-year students Ana Montelongo, Michael Sherer and Nicolette Ward and second-year student Tyler Mikan will represent Chicago-Kent in the 2015 National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational November 12 to 15 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center Barristers' Council, the competition simulates a federal criminal trial focused on white collar issues. Chicago-Kent is one of only 20 law schools in the country selected to participate in the competition.