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The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Jennie Balkas '16 and Kevin Doran '15 has won the American Bar Association's (ABA) Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition, held February 28 to March 1 at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Balkas and Doran will compete against winning teams in seven regional tournaments in the national finals held during the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference April 15 to 18 in Miami.
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers names IIT Chicago-Kent Distinguished Professor Joan E. Steinman Honorary Fellow
Distinguished Professor Joan E. Steinman will be inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers during the organization's spring meeting April 16 to 18, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Founded in 1990, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers is "committed to advancing the administration of justice and promoting the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in appellate courts." Members are elected by the Academy's board of directors.
Professor Daniel Martin Katz, a leader in using technology to advance the study and practice of law, will join the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in fall 2015. Currently a faculty member at Michigan State University College of Law, Professor Katz will assume a key leadership role in Chicago-Kent's ongoing initiative to build the preeminent law and technology program in the country.
Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent will participate in the 2015 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition March 13 to 15 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. This year, Brian Dodds and Kyle Jacob will compete on one team, and Justin Joffe and Matthew Smart will comprise the other.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Daniel Allard '15 and Patrick Grimaldi '17 will participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition's Midwest regional tournament March 13 to 15 in Chicago. Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the competition focuses on patent and intellectual property law issues. Winners from four regional competitions will advance to compete in the national tournament April 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C.
Two IIT Chicago-Kent teams will go to the ABA Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will compete in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition February 28 to March 1 at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Amber Lukowicz '16 and Rory Quinn '15 are on one IIT Chicago-Kent team. Jennie Balkas '16 and Kevin Doran '15 comprise the other team. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, the competition is designed to acquaint law students with advocacy skills in alternative dispute resolution processes, specifically mediation.
IIT Chicago-Kent wins NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Regional Competition, advances to the National Finals
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of second-year students Natalie Adeeyo, Gus Hernandez, Haley Jenkins and Mohini Lal has won the Midwest regional championship and has advanced to the national finals of the National Black Law Students Association's (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. This is the third time IIT Chicago-Kent teams have won the regional tournament and the fourth time since 2010 the law school has competed in the national finals. IIT Chicago-Kent will join eleven teams in the national tournament, which takes place during NBLSA's national convention March 11 to 15 in Portland, Oregon.