Caroline Teichner '12 and Anne Schmidlin '13 to represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Monday, March 19, 2012

Caroline Teichner '12 and Anne Schmidlin '13 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2012 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition March 23 to 25 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. 

Anne Schmidlin '13 (left) and Caroline Teichner '12 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2012 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
Anne Schmidlin '13 (left) and Caroline Teichner '12 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2012 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

Law school teams from many of the top moot court programs in the country will participate in the tournament, which is named for Judge Evan A. Evans, an 1899 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1916 to 1948. During his years of private practice, Judge Evans was noted for both his brief-writing and his outstanding oral advocacy skills.

IIT Chicago-Kent won the overall competition in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, IIT Chicago-Kent also won awards for the best respondent's and petitioner's briefs.

Team member Caroline Teichner is a third-year student who graduated with high honors from Princeton University with a bachelor of science and engineering degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Teammate Anne Schmidlin, a second-year student, is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in public relations and a minor in marketing.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. IIT Chicago-Kent is the only law school ever to win the National Trial Competition and the National Moot Court Competition in the same year (2008), and the first school in more than 30 years to win the National Moot Court Competition in two consecutive years (2008 and 2009).

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