IIT Chicago-Kent will participate in the National Ethics Trial Competition

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Kendra Spearman '15, Ann Motto '16, Gabrielle Romano '16, and Tracey Harkins '16 will represent the law school at the National Ethics Trial Competition championship.
Kendra Spearman '15, Ann Motto '16, Gabrielle Romano '16, and Tracey Harkins '16 will represent the law school at the National Ethics Trial Competition championship.

The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Tracey Harkins '16, Ann Motto '16, Gabrielle Romano '16 and Kendra Spearman '15 will represent the law school at the National Ethics Trial Competition championship March 19 to 21 at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif.

The National Ethics Trial Competition was established in 2006 by the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, to promote ethical and civility awareness through the mock trial competition format. IIT Chicago-Kent won the tournament in 2008 and 2012.

Team member Tracey Harkins graduated from DePaul University with a degree in women's and gender studies with a concentration in law and social justice. Teammate Ann Motto earned degrees in political science and psychology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Teammate Gabrielle Romano completed her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in health. Teammate Kendra Spearman received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff. Spearman earned a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in public management from DePaul University. She is currently working on a master's degree in Christian ministry at Northern Seminary.

Founded in 1888, 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'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.

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