Franchesca Mateo, Joaquin Sena and Abrahem Wehbi, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. The tournament will be held March 7 – 8, 2014, at the Ohio Statehouse and the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus.
The team is coached by third-year students Emily Anderson, Lindsay Friedman and Katy Martinez.
The competition is designed to give law students an opportunity to develop oral advocacy and writing skills as they argue current issues related to state child welfare and adoption law. This year’s topic is “Balancing Rights Under the Indian Child Welfare Act.”
The tournament is co-sponsored by Capital University Law School, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the National Association of Counsel for Children, the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.