IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2013 National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law
March 6, 2013
Emily Anderson, Lindsay Friedman and Katy Martinez, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. The tournament will be held March 15 to 16 at the Ohio Statehouse and the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus.
The competition is designed to give law students an opportunity to develop oral advocacy and writing skills as they argue current issues related to state child welfare and adoption law. This year's topic is "Contested Adoptions: Whose Interests Prevail?" The tournament is co-sponsored by Capital University Law School, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the National Association of Counsel for Children, the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Twenty-five teams from 17 ABA-accredited law schools will compete.
Team member Emily Anderson graduated from the University of Rochester with a major in English. Teammate Lindsay Friedman earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Teammate Katy Martinez is a graduate of the Miami University (Ohio), where she majored in international studies.
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. IIT Chicago-Kent is the only law school ever to win the National Trial Competition and the National Moot Court Competition in the same year (2008), and the first school in more than 30 years to win the National Moot Court Competition in two consecutive years (2008 and 2009).
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