IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 31st annual Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Allison Adams, Catherine Cottle and Jason Gluskin, third-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, which will be held October 24 to 27 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

From left, third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Catherine Cottle, Jason Gluskin and Allison Adams will represent the law school in the Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, October 24 to 27.
From left, third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Catherine Cottle, Jason Gluskin and Allison Adams will represent the law school in the Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, October 24 to 27.

Established in 1981, the Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law has become one of the largest and most highly respected of all international moot court tournaments. Students from law schools throughout the country and from outside the United States gather at John Marshall each year to brief and argue challenging and unresolved issues of technology law. Prominent state supreme court justices, federal district and appellate judges, and distinguished law professors and practitioners score and critique each round of the competition. The winning briefs are published in The Journal of Computer & Information Law.

In 2005, the IIT Chicago-Kent team of Cherish Keller '06 and Elaine Wyder-Harshman '06 won the overall competition and a first-place award for their respondent brief.

Current team member Allison Adams graduated from Northwestern University with a major in communication studies and a minor in sociology. Teammate Catherine Cottle earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Chicago. Teammate Jason Gluskin is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he majored in political science and history. This team represented IIT Chicago-Kent earlier this year in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

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, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. In 2008 and 2009, Chicago-Kent won the National Moot Court Competition, the largest appellate advocacy tournament in the United States. In 2008, Chicago-Kent became the first law school to win both the National Trial Competition and the National Moot Court Competition in the same year.

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