Trial Advocacy Team Record

IIT Chicago-Kent's trial advocacy teams have a long tradition of excellence at national and regional competitions. The law school has won the National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy competition in the United States, in 1988, 2007, 2008 and 2015.

Trial Advocacy Competition Wins, Finalist Placements and Top-Four Finishes

2015–16

National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational 

National Finalists
Tyler Mikan, Ana Montelongo, Michael Sherer and Nicolette Ward

NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition

National Third-Place Team and Midwest Regional Finalists
Dion Beatty, Brandi Burton, Benjamin Jacobs and Whitney Williams

National Best Advocate
Brandi Burton

Second-Place National Best Advocate
Dion Beatty

National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions

National Semifinalists
Natalie Adeeyo, Evelyn Hernandez, Ana Montelongo and Nicolette Ward

Stetson National Pretrial Competition

National Semifinalists
Annie Motto, Sona Arora, Daniel Sanders and Symone Shinton

Top Oral Advocate for the Second, Third and Fourth Rounds
Symone Shinton

ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Regional Champions
Gus Hernandez, John Higgins, Haley Jenkins and Mohini Lal

AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Regional Semifinalists
Bryce Hensley, Tyler Mikan, Daniel Sanders and Michael Sherer

2014–15

National Trial Competition

National and Region 8 Champions
Emily Schroeder and Nicolette Ward

Best Oral Advocate
Emily Schroeder

National Ethics Trial Competition

National Champions
Tracey Harkins, Ann Motto, Gabrielle Romano and Kendra Spearman

Stetson National Pretrial Competition

National Finalists
Ana Montelongo, Joshua Rehak, Nicolette Ward and Michael Zhang

AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition

National Semifinalists and Regional Champions
Molly Condon, Matt McCarter, Lucas Peters and Michael Zhang

NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Regional Competition

Regional Champions
Natalie Adeeyo, Gus Hernandez, Haley Jenkins and Mohini Lal

ABA Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition

Regional Finalists
Lindsay Hicks, Laurel Martinez, Elizabeth Romano and Kendra Spearman