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"Day of Giving" raises more than $177,000
IIT Chicago-Kent's first-ever Day of Giving began in the pre-dawn hours of October 29 with an email from Dean Krent announcing the first challenge: Steve Jambois '82 and Al Schwartz '84 of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz would donate $50,000 if the law school could match that amount in a single day. By midnight, the law school had raised $177,640.21 from nearly 400 donors, including 92 first-time contributors and alumni as far away as China, Egypt and Georgia.
IIT Chicago-Kent alumna Rachel Brady is the recipient of a 2015 Skadden Fellowship. Established in 1988 by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the prestigious two-year fellowship supports graduating law students and judicial clerks who wish to pursue public interest work. During her fellowship period, Brady will work at Equip for Equality, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities in Illinois.
Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Lyal Fox III and Jared Reynolds won the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition held November 15 to 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The tournament is co-sponsored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and the George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board.
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."