Chicago-Kent sends two teams to ABA Mediation Regional Competition

Monday, February 22, 2016
David Springer and Margaret Wojkowski will compete on one of two teams representing Chicago-Kent in the 2016 ABA Mediation Regional Competition.
David Springer and Margaret Wojkowski will compete on one of two teams representing Chicago-Kent in the 2016 ABA Mediation Regional Competition.
Jennifer Snyder (left) and Robyn Lang comprise the other team representing Chicago-Kent in the 2016 ABA Mediation Regional Competition.
Jennifer Snyder (left) and Robyn Lang comprise the other team representing Chicago-Kent in the 2016 ABA Mediation Regional Competition.

Two teams from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech will compete in the American Bar Association's (ABA) 2016 Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition February 27 and 28 at Texas A&M University School of Law.

Second-year students Robyn Lang and Jennifer Snyder make up one Chicago-Kent team. David Springer and Margaret "Peggy" Wojkowski, both second-year students, comprise the other team. The teams are coached by Chicago-Kent alumni Michael Barnes '14, Amanda Bell '14, Kevin Doran '15, Martha Drouet '14, Kate Kosartes '14, David McKenzie '14 and Rory Quinn '15.

Chicago-Kent is entering the regional competition as the defending champion. Last year, the Chicago-Kent team of Jennie Balkas '16 and Kevin Doran '15 won the regional competition at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, the competition is designed to acquaint law students with advocacy skills in alternative dispute resolution processes, specifically mediation.Winning teams in each of nine regional tournaments will compete in the national finals held during the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference April 7 to 9 in New York City.

Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a certificate program in litigation and alternative dispute resolution designed to provide a comprehensive and balanced professional education that adequately prepares students to practice law, with a focus on litigation and alternative methods of resolving conflict.

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