The John Marshall Law School in Chicago Hosts Annual International Moot Court Privacy Competition

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The John Marshall Law School in Chicago proudly hosted the 33rd Annual International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law. The three-day competition – coordinated by John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law – was held Oct. 23-25, 2014, and brought together law students from the United States and India.

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago proudly hosted the 33rd Annual International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law. The three-day competition – coordinated by John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law – was held Oct. 23-25, 2014, and brought together law students from the United States and India.

Established in 1981, the Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law has become one of the largest and most highly respected of all international moot courts. Students from law schools throughout the world gather at John Marshall to brief and argue challenging and unresolved issues of technology law. Faculty and students participate in the development of each year's problem, and students from John Marshall's Moot Court Executive Board serve as bailiffs and assist with coordination of the competition.

A full listing of the winners and final judges is below.

First Place Team
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Amany Awad
Kelly O'Neill
Arlo Walsman

Second Place Team
Stetson University College of Law
Erin Brennan
Melaina Tryon
Nick Sellars

Semifinalist Team
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Akansha Mishra
Hilary Orzick
Shea Donato

Semifinalist Team
University of South Dakota School of Law
Sara Schroeder
Austin Hoffman
Becky Fey

Best Petitioner's Brief
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Amany Awad, Kelly O'Neill, Arlo Walsman

Best Respondent's Brief
University of South Dakota School of Law
Sara Schroeder, Austin Hoffman, Becky Fey

Best Oralist
Taylor FitzGerrell
South Texas College of Law

Law students from the following schools competed:

  • Baylor Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Lincoln College of Law (India)
  • New York Law School
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • SMU Dedman School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Texas A&M University School Law
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • University of South Dakota School of Law

A distinguished list of judges served on the competition’s final round bench:

  • Hon. Anna Demacopoulos, Judge, Cook County Circuit Court; Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School
  • Hon. Thomas L. Kilbride, Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
  • Hon. Stephen J. Markman, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Hon. Jesse R. Walters, Justice, Idaho Supreme Court (Ret.)
  • Hon. John Wasilewski, Judge, Cook County Circuit Court (Ret.)

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