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IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2013 National Professional Responsibility Competition

March 14, 2013

Matt Carter, Lisa DeLeon and Seth Heim, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the second annual National Professional Responsibility Competition March 15 and 16 at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

The competition is designed to give law students an opportunity to use their oral advocacy and appellate brief writing skills as they consider two specific professional responsibility questions. The students will argue Sheldon Hooper v. Old York Professional Responsibility Disciplinary Commission, a hypothetical case. At issue is whether a blog post response to a legal question constitutes legal advice that creates an attorney-client relationship in a jurisdiction in which the respondent is not licensed to practice law and whether restrictions on attorney advertisements violate the First Amendment.

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).

 

For More Information:

Gwendolyn Osborne
Director of Public Affairs
gosborne@kentlaw.iit.edu
(312) 906-5251