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Winning paper focuses on sit-ins and the role of the courts in the Civil Rights Movement
IIT Chicago-Kent Assistant Professor Christopher W. Schmidt has won the Association of American Law Schools' Scholarly Papers Competition for his paper "Divided by Law: The Sit-Ins and the Role of the Courts in the Civil Rights Movement." Professor Schmidt, whose paper was selected from among 60 entries in this year's competition, will present his work on January 4, 2014, at the AALS annual meeting in New York.
IIT Chicago-Kent staff attorney Matthew M. Daniels was honored by the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice in recognition of his pro bono service to the organization. The award was presented in October during the Chicago Council of Lawyers and Chicago Appleseed Fund's 2013 Annual Luncheon.
Claudia Cortes, a second-year IIT Chicago-Kent student, has received one of two 2013 Diverse Scholars Awards from Reed Smith LLP. Reed Smith annually provides $15,000 each to two of the nation's top law students for their second-year tuition, as well as a paid summer associate position. Honorees are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments and commitments to diversity, inclusion and community.
Third-year students Ryan Moore and David Starshak will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 National Moot Court Competition finals, February 10 to 13 in New York. IIT Chicago-Kent finished second in the regional tournament held November 9 and 10, 2013, at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. IIT Chicago-Kent and the competition winner, Marquette, will join 28 teams from 14 other regions in the finals.
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Kate Kosartes '13 and David McKenzie '14 has won the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition held November 9 to 10, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Kosartes and McKenzie will join teams from nine other regions at the national finals February 7 to 8, 2014, during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago.