National Appellate Advocacy Competition
This academic year, the Law School has formed strong interscholastic teams that will devote much of their winter break to preparing for five moot court competitions under the auspices of The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. The new Beck Center was launched last spring with support from David J. Beck, ’65, life trustee of the Law School Foundation and founder of Houston litigation boutique Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP.
UT law students, competing among thirty-two teams in the American Bar Association’s annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition, won a regional championship, paving the way to vie for a national title in Chicago in April. The ABA’s moot court competition is the biggest in the nation, involving nearly two hundred teams from law schools across the nation. The Law School’s team will be one of twenty-four teams advancing.
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.
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.