IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law to participate in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Irena Kin, Sam Mustain and Emily Chase-Sosnoff will compete on one of the two teams representing the law school at the 33rd annual ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition.
From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Irena Kin, Sam Mustain and Emily Chase-Sosnoff will compete on one of the two teams representing the law school at the 33rd annual ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition.
From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Patrick Gill, Prava Palacharla and Greg Forfa will compete on the other team representing the law school at the 33rd annual ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition.
From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Patrick Gill, Prava Palacharla and Greg Forfa will compete on the other team representing the law school at the 33rd annual ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition.

Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will participate in the 33rd annual ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition March 1 to 3 at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

Sponsored by the American Bar Association's Law Student Division, the competition emphasizes students' written and oral advocacy skills. The students will argue a hypothetical federal appellate case related to federal statutory Medicaid and health care law. The top four teams from six regional tournaments will advance to the national finals April 12 to 14 in Chicago. (IIT Chicago-Kent student Richard Gutierrez '12 won the region's best advocate award in last year's competition.)

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. 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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