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February 2017

February 20, 2017
Chicago-Kent places second in the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
The team also received with the first-place best brief award

The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Christopher Gerardi '19, Anthony Joseph '18 and Erika Rodger '18 finished in second place and won the first-place best brief award at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, held February 17 and 18 at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota. A second Chicago-Kent team also participated in the tournament. Katherine LaRosa '18, a member of that team, was named the best oral advocate for the preliminary rounds.

February 14, 2017
Chicago-Kent wins championship and best brief award at the 2017 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition
The team will compete for the national title March 18 in Washington, D.C.

The Chicago-Kent team of Francyn Brown, Meaghan Fontein and Catherine Larson will advance to the national finals of the 26th annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition after winning the Midwest regional tournament February 11, 2017, in Chicago. The team also won the regional best brief award.

February 03, 2017
CourtCall Law School Awards program for excellence in advocacy

We are pleased to announce that Chicago-Kent will participate in the CourtCall Law School Awards program for 2016–17. CourtCall will present two graduating students with an award of $250 each for excellence in advocacy.

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January 2017

January 31, 2017
Chicago-Kent wins Midwest regional championship of the 2017 National Trial Competition

The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Jon Emmanuel '18 and Tyler Mikan '17 won the 2017 National Trial Competition's Midwest regional tournament, held January 26 to 28 in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is the 25th time in the last 35 years that a team from Chicago-Kent has won the regional championship. Emmanuel and Mikan will compete for the national championship March 22 to 26 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

January 31, 2017
Chicago-Kent places second in the 2017 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship
The team was also honored with the second-place best brief award

The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Maxwell Eichenberger '17, Kathleen Karnig '17 and Jenna Kim '17 finished in second place and received the second-place best brief award at the 2017 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship, January 25 to 28 in Houston, Texas. The Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship is an annual "best of the best" competition, and only 16 schools in the country are invited to compete.

January 23, 2017
Chicago-Kent wins the Best Written Materials Award at the 2017 National Baseball Arbitration Competition

The Chicago-Kent team of Sean Fitzgerald '19, Daniel Haze '18 and Mark Reel '17 won the Best Written Materials Award at the 2017 National Baseball Arbitration Competition, held January 18 to 20 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.

January 05, 2017
Mark D. Rosen named Distinguished Professor of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology has appointed Mark D. Rosen to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Distinguished Professor, the highest rank awarded to faculty, recognizes preeminent achievement in scholarship and teaching. A member of the Chicago-Kent faculty since 1999, Professor Rosen is one of the leading constitutional law scholars in the United States.

January 04, 2017
Entries are being accepted for the 2017 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, 2017, 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.