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Cameras in the Courtroom: Longhorn Network Films Moot Court Competition

Earlier this spring, the Longhorn Network television channel filmed the 2014 Thad T. Hutcheson 1L Moot Court Competition at The University of Texas School of Law. Sixty-four Texas Law students tackled a case that had been set before the Texas Supreme Court. Two currently sitting justices from the court participated in the final-round panel. The […]


UT Law Interscholastic Mock Trial Team wins John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition for second time in three years

The Law School’s Interscholastic Mock Trial Team has won the national championship in the 2013 John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition. The law students who won the national championship are advocates Will Clark and Maryssa Simpson; witness Alex Hughes; and alternate Brandan Montminy, all third-year students. This is the second time in three years the UT Law Interscholastic Team has won the Costello competition. The Law School team also won in 2011.


UT Law wins “National Best Brief” Award at ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Members of the University of Texas School of Law’s interscholastic team— Nicole Haddad, ’12, principal brief writer, and teammates Michael Raupp, ’12, and Karson Thompson,’12—have won the Best Brief Award at the American Bar Association’s thirty-fourth annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition.


Law School team wins national championship at Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition

The University of Texas School of Law interscholastic team won the national championship in the 2011 Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Team members Anthony Arguijo, ’11; Sergio Davila, ’11; and Omar Ochoa, ’11, beat Arizona State University in the final round of the competition to win the championship. The team also won the award for best respondent’s brief.


UT Law wins Regional Championship at the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, advances to nationals in Chicago

The University of Texas School of Law claimed a regional championship for the third consecutive year at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition—the nation’s largest moot court competition—in Seattle on March 3–5, 2011.


John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition National Champions Bryan Acklin, '12, Lauren Sprouse, '11, Robert Clopton, '11, Tony McDonald, '12, with coach Jay Adkins, '82. The team's other coach, Ciara Williams, '07, is not pictured

UT Law team wins national championship at John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition

The Law School’s interscholastic team won a national championship at the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, held in Fairfax, Virginia, February 10–13, 2011.