IIT Chicago-Kent selects its National Criminal Justice Trial Competition team
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Evelyn Hernandez '16, Lindsay Hicks '16, Bobbie Irvin '15 and Michael Sherer '16 will participate in the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition March 19 to 21 in Chicago. Twenty law school teams from the United States and Puerto Rico will compete in the tournament co-sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section and the John Marshall Law School.
Team member Evelyn Hernandez earned a degree in history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Teammate Lindsay Hicks earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Kansas State University and a master of social work degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Teammate Bobbie Irvin received a degree in political science from the University of Arkansas. Teammate Michael Sherer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in sociology and English.
The team is coached by IIT Chicago-Kent alumni Michelle Truesdsale '04, Robby Fakhouri '14, Edwin Johnson '13, and adjunct professor Lance Northcutt.
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.
IIT Chicago-Kent's trial advocacy teams have won numerous individual student honors and regional and national competitions. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, IIT Chicago-Kent's Trial Advocacy Program is ranked fourth in the country.