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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.
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 '16 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.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law earns its second consecutive William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court competition title
Chicago-Kent also wins top best brief awards
Chicago-Kent College of Law successfully defended its championship – winning both first- and second-place – in the thirtieth annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. The team of second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Alex Beehler, Peter Cheun and Alexandra McNicholas won the championship and best brief award, closely edging out a second IIT Chicago-Kent team comprised of third-year students Nicole Wilmet and Jing Zhang. Wilmet and Zhang also won the tournament’s second-best brief award.
Alex Tillett-Saks, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, is the recipient of the 2015 Sheldon H. Nahmod Civil Rights Award for Social Action. Tillett-Saks is being recognized for his "outstanding commitment to the promotion of positive change and development that has a progressive impact on the community." The award will be presented February 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in IIT's McCormick Tribune Campus Center at 3201 South State Street, in Chicago. The Nahmod awards, established in 2010 by Illinois Institute of Technology and named for IIT Chicago-Kent Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod, honor leaders within the university who are working positively to impact their communities and effect change.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law to defend its National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition Championship
Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will compete in the sixth annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by DePaul University College of Law and the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, will be held February 27 and 28 at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. This year, second-year students Nicholas Brankle, Gregory Conner and Patrick Etchingham will compete on one IIT Chicago-Kent team. Second-year students Kayla Higgins, Leo Reardon and Holly Venhuizen will comprise the other team.