IIT Chicago-Kent Will Participate in Third Annual National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition

Second-year students Jared Reynolds (left), Emily Herbick and Lyal Fox III will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition.

Second-year IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Lyal Fox III, Emily Herbick and Jared Reynolds will represent the law school in the third annual National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will be held March 14 -15 in Indianapolis.

The competition is designed to give law students an opportunity to use their oral advocacy and appellate brief writing skills as they consider two specific professional responsibility questions. The students will argue a hypothetical case, Illiana Professional Responsibility Disciplinary Committee v. William Riker. At issue, is whether an attorney violated the rules of professional conduct by criticizing a judge and by causing his client to communicate with a represented party in an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by his client.

Fox graduated from Iowa University with a degree in English and theater arts. Herbick completed her undergraduate education in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Reynolds graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a degree in sociology. The team is coached by third-year students Lisa DeLeon and Zeke Katz.