IIT Chicago­-Kent names its 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship team

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Third-year students Jerome Urbik (left) and Matthew Jarka will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship.
Third-year students Jerome Urbik (left) and Matthew Jarka will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship.

Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Matthew Jarka and Jerome Urbik will represent the law school in the 8th annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship January 21 to 24 at the University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute.

The Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship is an annual ‘best of the best' competition that recognizes a law school's sustained excellence in the art of written and oral advocacy. Each academic year, the organizers track the results of moot court competitions involving American law students. Only the sixteen top-scoring schools in the country are invited to compete. This is the seventh consecutive year in which IIT Chicago-Kent has been invited to participate in the prestigious competition.

Team member Matthew Jarka completed his undergraduate education at the National Labor College, where he majored in labor studies. Teammate Jerome Urbik graduated from the University of Dallas with a major in drama.

The Moot Court National Championship is sponsored by Andrews Kurth LLP and the University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute.

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. In 2009, IIT Chicago-Kent successfully defended its championship in the National Moot Court Competition, becoming the first school in that tournament's 59-year history to win back-to-back titles.

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