So when I read the Chicago Daily Herald's article about
"Yes! Bring it ON!"
The team will compete against some of the most prestigious Ivy League schools - Yale,
Dartmouth, Princetonand Cornell.
"This is remarkable for these students," team adviser and ECC paralegal professor Ronald Kowalczyk said. "These are nontraditional students who have full-time jobs and families to care for, yet they put in a tremendous amount of work."
Two years ago, ECC didn't even have a mock trial team. In the fall of 2007, Kowalczyk was approached by a student who had participated in mock trial in high school, and was hoping to join one in college.
Kowalczyk started the group, and in the first year students competed in just one tournament. Last year was the first full season.
"We've definitely grown since that first year," said ECC student and team President Anastasia "Asia" Toufexis of
Nine of the team's 40 students were selected to compete in the upcoming Harvard tournament, Kowalczyk said. They will debate a murder case that each school received this summer.
This is a huge achievement for
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