Kaitlyn Kloss '23 wins 30th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition

In her first law school competition, Kaitlyn Kloss ’23 successfully argued her way past five opponents to win Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 30th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition. 

Established in 1992, the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy provides training for students in Chicago-Kent’s Moot Court Honor Society. Students in the program complete intensive coursework in appellate litigation, compete in the Ilana Diamond Rovner Competition, and then go on represent the law school in appellate advocacy tournaments throughout the United States.

This year's competition covered a current U.S. Supreme Court case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Bruen, in which a pair of New York state residents, represented by the rifle association, sued the state to contest the state’s denial of their applications for unrestricted “concealed carry” permits.

The competition’s other awardees include Nicole Jansma ’23, who received the Ralph L. Brill Award for Best Brief; Ryan Martin ’23 won the Fay Clayton Award for Outstanding Oral Advocate; and Lizzie Horwitz ‘23 received the Edmund G. Burke Award for Outstanding Oratory. Horwitz faced Kloss in the competition’s final round.

A full story on the competition will be posted this week on Chicago-Kent's website.