IIT Chicago-Kent Students Compete In Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition Regional Tournament

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will send two teams to the 2013 Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition regional tournament at Loyola University Chicago on October 18 and 19.

Second-year students Peter Brierton and Alexis Ramirez will compete on one of IIT Chicago-Kent’s teams. Brierton completed his undergraduate education in political science with a minor in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ramirez graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in political science and international studies.

The other team will comprise third-year student Chris Ktenas and second-year student Jing Zhang. Ktenas earned a degree in information technology from Illinois State University. Zhang graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in communications and environmental studies and a minor in science.

The Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition is sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation. The competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to Asian Pacific American law students, to provide them with an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills and to provide scholarships.

The winning team will join the first-place teams from four other regions at the international finals November 7-10 in Kansas City, Missouri.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.