IIT Chicago-Kent Advances To National Finals of AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Pictured from left, Lucas Peters '15, Michael Glink '14, Laura Henneman '15 and Valerie Raedy '14

Pictured from left: Lucas Peters ’15, Michael Glink ’14, Laura Henneman ’15 and Valerie Raedy ’14

The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Michael Glink ’14, Laura Henneman ’15, Lucas Peters ’15 and Valerie Raedy ’14 have won the regional championship and will represent the law school in the national finals of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) 2014 Student Trial Advocacy Competition in the national finals April 10-13, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. 

The team will join first-place teams from 13 other regions. IIT Chicago-Kent defeated law school teams from DePaul, John Marshall, Valparaiso, Marquette and Loyola University Chicago in the regional tournament held March 20-23 in Chicago.

Team member Glink received a degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Henneman graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. Peters received a degree in sociology from San Francisco State University. Raedy graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in government and music from Lawrence University and Conservatory. The team is coached by Patricia Sudendorf, director of the LL.M. Program in Trial Advocacy for International Students; adjunct professor David Lavin; Joseph Carlasare ’12; Jon Neuleib ’02; and Erik Wilson ’12.

The American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) is a broad-based, international coalition of attorneys, law professors, paralegals and law students.