Meet Rachel Remke '12
Hard work, dedication, trust, and teamwork, says Honors Scholar Rachel Remke, are behind the first-place win she and her classmates achieved in the 2010 National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions. Rachel and a fellow student also took second place in the 2011 National Trial Competition.
"We practiced six days a week for several hours a day; our incredible attorney coaches were with us every step of the way," explains Rachel. "We are successful at competitions because we learn to function as a team and as a family, and trust each other."
In addition to her litigation interests, Rachel serves as notes and comment editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, helping second-year students prepare articles for publication. She says that IIT Chicago-Kent's rigorous legal writing program has provided her with invaluable skills for excelling in a law firm environment. Rachel and her Honors Scholar group have been working alongside Dean Harold Krent in writing a scholarly article on the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The recipient of a Women's Bar Foundation Scholarship, Rachel says one of her career goals is to inspire female law students.
"Encouraging bright, dedicated women to achieve their dreams is extremely important to me," she says. "It is what my family did for me, and I would like to do that for others."