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UT Law Brings Home Regional Title at
2009 National Appellate Advocacy Competition

The University of Texas School of Law team members Ben Allen ('09), Kaitlin Farrell ('10) and Holly Robbins ('10) won the regional championship at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition held in Miami, Florida, March 12th-14th. Arguing on behalf of the Petitioner, Allen and Farrell beat the University of Charleston in the final round. The team will now advance to the national rounds in Chicago, Illinois, April 2nd-4th.

The National Appellate Advocacy Competition team is coached by Gretchen Sween ('03), an Associate with Dechert, L.L.P. As a UT Law student, Sween was both a regional champion and national finalist in this competition, as well as a recipient of the Niemann Cup, UT Law's highest award in advocacy.

Sponsored by the American Bar Association, the National Appellate Advocacy Competition is a large and prestigious moot court competition. Simulating a U.S. Supreme Court oral argument, the NAAC includes over 100 law schools competing nationwide in six different regions.

For more information, please contact cbrandt@law.utexas.edu.