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IIT Chicago-Kent wins National Moot Court Competition Region 8 tournament, advances to national finals
John Jefferson receives best oral advocate award
Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Iman Boundaoui and John Jefferson will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition national finals in New York February 9 to 12, 2015. The IIT Chicago-Kent team won the regional tournament held November 8 and 9 at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, with Jefferson receiving individual honors as the competition's best oral advocate.
IIT Chicago-Kent will participate in the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law's regional competition
Two student teams will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the regional competition of the 11th annual Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, November 15 and 16, 2014, in Chicago. Lindsay Hicks '16, Laurel Martinez '15, Elizabeth Romano '16 and Kendra Spearman '15 will compete on one team. Brittany Barclae '16, Patrick Brady '16, Tyler Cox '15 and Mihail Kostov '16 will comprise the other team. The competition is designed to introduce law students to the challenges and rewards of employment and labor litigation.
Second-year IIT Chicago-Kent student Alexandra M. McNicholas has won the 23rd annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society. This year, students argued Ohio v. Clark, a criminal case that raises issues under the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause. The competition is named for IIT Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Award-winning brief will be published in the "Journal of Legal Medicine"
Emily Herbick and Abrahem Wehbi, third-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent, won the best brief award at the 2014 National Health Law Moot Court Competition held November 8 and 9 at Southern Illinois University 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."
Two IIT Chicago-Kent teams reach the Appellate Lawyers Association's 2014 National Moot Court Competition's final four
David Repking receives best oral advocate award and ALA scholarship
Two IIT Chicago-Kent teams reached the semifinal round of the 2014 National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Appellate Lawyers Association November 7 and 8 in Chicago. The students argued an espionage case that raised issues of criminal procedure and evidence law. David Repking '15, who earned individual honors as the tournament's best oral advocate, received a trophy and scholarship from the ALA.
Second-year student Angelo Christopher is the recipient of IIT Chicago-Kent's 2014 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award. Dean Krent and his wife, Nancy, a partner at the law firm of Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn LLP, established the award in 2013 to recognize the student or students who rank at the top of the combined first-year full-time and second-year part-time classes.
University of Minnesota Law Professor Heidi Kitrosser will deliver the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture
University of Minnesota Law School Professor Heidi Kitrosser will discuss her award-winning book "Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution" November 20 at the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture. She is the eighth winner of the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, established in 2007 by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world. The program is free and open to the public.