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IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 25th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

February 11, 2013

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Martha Drouet, Brandon Holub and Philip Micha will represent the law school in the 25th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by Pace Law School, will be held February 21 to 23 in White Plains, New York.

From left, Philip Micha, Martha Drouet and Brandon Holub will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 25th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Established in 1989, the tournament is recognized as the preeminent environmental law competition in the United States. More than 200 students from across the United States and Canada compete in the annual tournament. The competition is designed to test students' appellate brief writing and oral advocacy skills on issues in the field of environmental law. Past competitions have included cases related to the illegal dumping of hazardous waste, criminal liability of corporate officers for their company's environmental crimes, and commerce clause limits on water pollution regulation.

Team member Martha Drouet is a second-year student who completed her undergraduate education in visual anthropology and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Teammate Brandon Holub earned an associate degree in general studies from Mesa Community College and a bachelor of arts degree in political science and government from West Texas A&M University. Teammate Philip Micha completed his undergraduate education in biology and zoology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Micha earned a master's degree in environmental management from Portland State University.

Founded in 1888, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is celebrating "125 years of distinctive legal education." IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. In the mid-1980s, IIT Chicago-Kent established one of the first specialty programs in environmental and energy law, and has long been recognized as a leader in the field. The Chicago Environmental Law Clinic, launched in 1999, provides access to justice to clients who would otherwise be unrepresented in urban environmental matters that directly affect the health, safety and welfare of their families and communities.

For More Information:

Susan O'Brien
Assistant Dean for Public Affairs
(312) 906-5250