IIT Chicago-Kent will participate in the 2015 National Pretrial Competition

Thursday, September 17, 2015
 The team of Annie Motto, Symone Shinton, Sona Arora and Daniel Sanders will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 National Pretrial Competition.
From left: The team of Annie Motto, Symone Shinton, Sona Arora and Daniel Sanders will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 National Pretrial Competition.

Annie Motto, Sona Arora, Daniel Sanders and Symone Shinton will represent IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in the eighth annual National Pretrial Competition October 8 through 11 at Stetson University College of Law's Gulfport campus in Florida. The competition, which is designed to capture the essence of pretrial motion practice, is co-sponsored by Stetson's Center for Excellence in Advocacy and the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar.

Team member Annie Motto, a third-year student, earned degrees in political science and psychology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Teammate Sona Arora, a second-year student, majored in Chinese and political science with a minor in legal studies at Northwestern University. Teammate Daniel Sanders is a second-year student who graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in history. Teammate Symone Shinton, also a second-year student, graduated from Florida State University with a degree in international affairs with a concentration in Spanish language.

The team is coached by IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Douglas Wm. Godfrey and alumni Lindsay Gephardt '12, Charles Prochaska '10 and Jessica Velez '12. 

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.

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