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January 2015

January 29, 2015
Entries are being accepted for the 2015 IIT 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, 2015, for the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Established in 2007 by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. Articles or books submitted to the competition must be in draft form or have been published within one year prior to the July 1 deadline.

January 29, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition 2015 team

Jennie Balkas, Alexa Carreno, and Sharon Wyskiel, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by Pace Law School, will be held February 19 to 21 in White Plains, New York.

January 28, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent to compete in the National Trial Competition Region 8 Tournament

IIT Chicago-Kent students Emily Schroeder '15, Judy Shammo '15, Ana Montelongo '16 and Nicolette Ward '16 will compete in the National Trial Competition Region 8 Tournament against law school teams from Illinois and Indiana in the regional tournament, with the top two teams advancing to the national competition March 11 to 15 in Houston.

January 27, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent to compete in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition

Second-year students Natalie Adeeyo, Gus Hernandez, Haley Jenkins and Mohini Lal will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition in Indianapolis. Sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the tournament will be held during the organization's regional convention February 18 to 22, 2015.

January 26, 2015
John Jefferson '15 and Iman Boundaoui '15 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the National Moot Court Competition finals in New York February 9 to 12, 2015

Third-year students Iman Boundaoui and John Jefferson will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the National Moot Court Competition finals in New York February 9 to 12, 2015. Boundaoui and Jefferson won the region 8 tournament held November 8 and 9 at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. IIT Chicago-Kent and the second-place regional team, Loyola University Chicago, will join 28 teams from 14 other regions in the national finals.

January 23, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition

IIT Chicago-Kent students Anthony Bonagura '16, Steve Gross '16 and Mark Reel '17 will represent the law school in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition January 28 to 30 at Tulane University 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 (MLB).

January 21, 2015
IIT Chicago­-Kent names its 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship team

Third-year students Matthew Jarka and Jerome Urbik will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship January 21 to 24 at the University of Houston Law Center. The tournament is an annual "best of the best" competition that recognizes a law school's sustained excellence in the art of written and oral advocacy, and only the sixteen top-scoring schools in the country are invited to compete.

January 20, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent and Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission create scholarship program for Polish LL.M. students

Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission recently signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a scholarship program to assist Polish students pursuing an LL.M. degree at IIT Chicago-Kent. The Fulbright Commission will select one student a year to attend IIT Chicago-Kent. The commission and the law school together will cover full tuition and expenses.

January 16, 2015
Stephen Gee '14 receives American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

Stephen Gee '14 has been awarded a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) for outstanding performance in his bankruptcy course work. In addition to the medal, Gee received a Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy and a complimentary one-year ABI membership. The Medal of Excellence program was developed by Christopher F. Graham of the New York law firm of Thatcher Proffitt & Wood and inaugurated by ABI in 1997.