IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law to participate in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Allison Adams, Catherine Cottle and Jason Gluskin, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. The tournament will be held March 9 and 10 at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Catherine Cottle, Jason Gluskin and Allison Adams will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law.
From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Catherine Cottle, Jason Gluskin and Allison Adams will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law.

The competition is designed to give law students an opportunity to develop oral advocacy and writing skills as they argue current issues related to state child welfare and adoption law.  This year's topic is "Rethinking Permanency for Older Youth." The tournament is co-sponsored by Capital University Law School, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the National Association of Counsel for Children, the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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.

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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