Chicago associate Chase Gruszka recently celebrated success, advancing his UIC John Marshall Law School team to the Semi-Finals in the third annual Martin Luther King National Civil Rights Trial Competition.
Over 20 law schools participated in the civil rights themed competition. This year’s virtual competition centered on a First Amendment retaliation claims under 42 U.S.C. section 1983. There were three preliminary rounds challenging students and providing a unique insight of the legal system. The honorable Kimberly Mueller was the presiding judge for the final round.
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and NYU School of Law joined UIC is the Semi-Finals.
Chase teaches both a trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution course at UIC John Marshall Law School, and has coached several trial teams. He also serves on the Young Alumni Board.