Rachel Adamczyk and Toni Odette of Chicago-Kent College of Law won the Fall 2007 Midwest Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association. They squared off in the final round against classmates Margaret Battersby and Michael Ko. The finals were held in the Chicago courtroom of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Ms. Adamczyk and Ms. Odette swept the other competition awards: the team received the trophy for Best Brief, and Ms. Adamczyk was honored for presenting the Best Oral Argument in the final round.
Also reaching the semifinals were two teams from the University of Illinois College of Law: Colin Delany & Omar Jafri and Michael Halpin & Katrina Hochstetler. Mr. Jafri was recognized as the top-scoring speaker in the semifinal round. Ms. Battersby of Chicago-Kent was the top-scoring advocate in the preliminary rounds.
This is the second consecutive win for Chicago-Kent in the Midwest Competition -- and the second in 2007, a feat made possible by the competition's move this year from the spring to the fall.