Dion Beatty '17, Brandi Burton '16, Benjamin Jacobs '17 and Whitney Williams '16 will represent Chicago-Kent in the 2016 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition February 16 to 21. Sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the tournament will be held in Chicago during the organization's 2016 regional convention. The top three teams in the Midwest tournament will join 15 teams from five other regions in the national finals March 9 to 13 in Baltimore during NBLSA's national convention.
Chicago-Kent wins championship and best brief award at the 2016 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition
The Chicago-Kent team of Stephanie Crigler and Kenneth Matuszewski, both third-year students, will advance to the national finals of the 2016 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition after winning the Midwest regional tournament February 6 in Chicago. Chicago-Kent and the second-place team from the Midwest region will join the top two teams from four other regions in the national finals March 12 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
Two teams from Chicago-Kent College of Law will participate in the 2016 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition's Midwest regional tournament February 6 in Chicago. Third-year students Stephanie Crigler and Kenneth Matuszewski will compete on one team, and Eliot Gusdorf and David Mucci, also third-year students, will form the other team.
Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Regional Competition
Rebecca Charles '17, Huy Nguyen '16, Hung Pham '17 and Yuchen "Ivy" Zhang '16 will represent Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition February 4 to 7 at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Established by the International Law Students Association in 1959, the Jessup competition is the oldest and largest moot court competition dedicated to international law.
Chicago-Kent will send two teams to defend its 2014 and 2015 championships at the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition February 18 to 20, 2016, at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Second-year students Maxwell Eichenberger, Kathleen Karnig and Jenna Kim will compete on one of Chicago-Kent’s two teams. Second-year students Rebecca Horgan, Ryan Suniga and Kelsey Weyhing will comprise the other team.
Competitor Nicolette Ward was on the Chicago-Kent team that won the 2015 national championship
Chicago-Kent will enter the 2016 National Trial Competition Region 8 tournament as the defending champion February 18 to 20 in Chicago. Natalie Adeeyo '16, Evelyn Hernandez '16 and Paige Olsen '17 will compete on one of team two teams representing Chicago-Kent. Ana Montelongo '16 and Nicolette Ward '16 will comprise the other team. Ward was a member of the Chicago-Kent team that won the 2015 Region 8 tournament and national championship.
Second-year student Jennifer P. Ellenby is the recipient of Chicago-Kent's 2015 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award. Dean Krent and his wife, Nancy, a retired partner at the law firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP, established the award in 2013 to recognize the student or students who rank at the top of the combined first-year full-time and second-year part-time classes.
Third-year students Anthony Bonagura, Steve Gross and Brian Hannon will represent Chicago-Kent College of Law in the 2016 Professional Football Negotiation Competition January 29 and 30 at Tulane Law School in New Orleans. The competition, sponsored by the Tulane Sports Law Society, is a simulated contract negotiation using real-life scenarios. This is the second year that the competition will be held and the first year in which a team from Chicago-Kent will compete.
Third-year students Alex Beehler, Peter Cheun and Alexandra McNicholas will represent Chicago-Kent in the 2016 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship January 28 to 30 at the University of Houston Law Center. The Andrews Kurth championship is an annual "best of the best" competition. Each academic year, the organizers track the results of moot court competitions involving American law students, and only the 16 top-scoring schools in the country are invited to compete. This is the eighth consecutive year in which Chicago-Kent has been invited to participate.
Chicago-Kent students Andrew Bisping '16, Daniel Haze '18 and Mark Reel '17 will represent the law school in the 2016 National Baseball Arbitration Competition January 20 to 22 at Tulane Law School in New Orleans. The competition, sponsored by Tulane Law School's Sports Law Society, is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball.
"Civil Rights and the Chicago Police Department" is the topic of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum at Chicago-Kent
A panel of experts will address allegations of police misconduct and civil rights violations, calls for reform, and the fallout in the police department, City Hall and Springfield at Chicago-Kent's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum on "Civil Rights and the Chicago Police Department." The forum will be held Thursday, January 21, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Chicago-Kent's Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. A reception will follow.
Entries are being accepted for the 2016 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Eligible books and articles should focus on the tension between civil liberties and national security
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2016, for the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Established in 2007, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.