IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law October 23 to 25

Thursday, October 9, 2014

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Amany Awad '15, Kelly O'Neill '15 and Arlo Walsman '15 will represent the law school in the International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, which will be held October 23 to 25 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Students Amany Awad '15 (left), Arlo Walsman '15 and Kelly O'Neill '15 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law.
Students Amany Awad '15 (left), Arlo Walsman '15 and Kelly O'Neill '15 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law.

The International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law is one of the largest and most highly respected of all international moot court tournaments. Winning briefs from the competition 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 Amany Awad graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in biology. Teammate Kelly O'Neill graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a degree in political science. Arlo Walsman graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Founded in 1888, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

Teams in IIT Chicago-Kent's Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy have won numerous individual student honors and regional and national competitions. In 2008, IIT Chicago-Kent became the first law school to win both the National Trial Competition and the National Moot Court Competition in the same year. In 2009, IIT Chicago-Kent successfully defended its championship in the National Moot Court Competition.

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