Chicago-Kent selects 2016 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition team

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Second-year students Daniel Ristau (left) and Nick DeRyke will represent Chicago-Kent at the 2016 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
Second-year students Daniel Ristau (left) and Nick DeRyke will represent Chicago-Kent at the 2016 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

Nick DeRyke and Daniel Ristau, second-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, will represent the law school at the 2016 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition March 4 to 6 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison.

Law school teams from many of the top moot court programs in the country will participate in the tournament, named for Judge Evan A. Evans, an 1899 University of Wisconsin Law School alumnus who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1916 to 1948. Chicago-Kent won the competition in 2013 and won back-to-back championships in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, the law school also won awards for the best respondent's and petitioner's briefs.

Chicago-Kent's Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy, the umbrella program for many of the law school's moot court activities, was established in 1992. Since then, Chicago-Kent students have won numerous individual honors and regional and national competitions, including consecutive titles in the New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition.

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