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The University of Texas School of Law Wins
Third Consecutive Regional Championship at
2011 National Appellate Advocacy Competition

For the third consecutive year, The University of Texas Law School brought home the Regional Championship in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition held March 3-5, 2011, in Seattle, WA. Team members Michael Raupp ('12), Karson Thompson ('12) and Nicole Haddad ('12) will go on to compete for the national title in Chicago, IL, later this semester. The National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams are coached by Gretchen Sween ('03), UT Law legal writing and appellate advocacy instructor, and Kaitlin Farrell ('10), both of whom were national finalists in the same competition during their tenure at UT Law.

The ABA-sponsored competition involves two issues this year: whether a pre-enforcement challenge under the First Amendment is ripe for judicial review and whether a state statute, passed as a means to tackle a crystal methamphetamine epidemic, is constitutional under the Supreme Court's commercial speech jurisprudence.

For more information about the UT Law Advocacy Program, please contact cbrandt@law.utexas.edu.