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IIT Chicago-Kent student Hanna Kaufman addressed the White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice on April 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her presentation, "Law Students + Technology = Closing the Justice Gap," Kaufman discussed ways in which law students are moving beyond traditional curriculum paradigms, learning "lawyering skills of the future," and how those skills can help the next generation of lawyers and legal organizations provide access to justice for underserved groups and individuals. The forum was attended by senior officials of the Obama administration, federal agency representatives, members of the federal and state judiciary, policymakers, lawmakers, LSC board members and LSC-grantee legal aid organizations. Kaufman was the only law student invited to address the forum.
For the third time in seven years, a team from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has won the National Ethics Trial Competition. Second-year students Tracey Harkins, Ann Motto and Gabrielle Romano and third-year student Kendra Spearman won the tournament held March 19 to 21, 2015, at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif.
IIT Chicago-Kent's Giles Sutherland Rich team wins the Midwest regional tournament and advances to the national finals
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Daniel Allard '15 and Patrick Grimaldi '16 are the winners of the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition's Midwest regional tournament held March 13 to 15, 2015, in Chicago. Allard and Grimaldi will face off against the winners from four regional competitions in the national tournament April 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C.
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Molly Condon '15, Lucas Peters '15, Matthew McCarter '15 and Michael Zhang '15 has won the regional tournament of the American Association for Justice's 2015 Student Trial Advocacy Competition held March 19 to 22, 2015, in Chicago. IIT Chicago-Kent will join the first-place teams from 13 other regions in the national finals April 16 to 19 in Pittsburgh.
IIT Chicago-Kent students Evelyn Hernandez '16, Lindsay Hicks '16, Bobbie Irvin '15 and Michael Sherer '16 will participate in the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition March 19 to 21, 2015, in Chicago. Twenty law school teams from the United States and Puerto Rico will compete in this tournament co-sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section and the John Marshall Law School.
Law school wins national honors for the third time in nine years
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Emily Schroeder '15 and Nicolette Ward '16 has won the 40th annual National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy tournament in the United States, after defeating six nationally ranked trial teams March 11 to 15, 2015, in Houston. Schroeder, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent, also received the competition's Best Advocate Award.
Two teams will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition's regional tournament
Two IIT Chicago-Kent teams will compete in the regional tournament of the American Association for Justice's 2015 Student Trial Advocacy Competition March 19 to 22 in Chicago. Molly Condon '15, Lucas Peters '15, Matthew McCarter '15 and Michael Zhang '15 will compete on one team. The other IIT Chicago-Kent team will comprise Laurel Martinez '15, Laura Henneman '15, Joshua Rehak '15 and Elizabeth Romano '16.