Students simulate illinois government
Fifteen delegates representing the NEIU Model Illinois Government (MIG) team participated in the 33rd Annual Model Illinois Government Simulation held at the State Capitol Complex in Springfield in late February.
This annual MIG event includes a legislative simulation and a moot court competition. Participants assume a variety of roles including legislators, lobbyists, journalists, attorneys, justices, budget analysts, and other leadership positions within the parties and committees.
Two NEIU students were honored for exemplary work at this year's event. David Czarnecki won the Outstanding Moot Court Attorney Award, and James McNeil received the Donna Lennon Award for Outstanding Committee Person.
Paul Harris, NEIU MIG team adviser, said, "I think MIG is one of the most beneficial learning experiences for our students. The level of civic engagement that comes out of this is incredible. So many alumni of the program have gone on to law school or careers in public service."