Vol. 5 No. 8
I have always believed that one of our most valuable resources was our proximity to one of the best legal communities anywhere. The Law Center’s relationship with the local bar provides us with adjunct faculty, employment opportunities for students, moot court and mock trial coaches, mentors and more – and it is a relationship that makes our advocacy program one of the best in the country and allows us to offer one of the most diverse and deep curriculums in the country.
Our connection to Houston’s lawyers and judges has taken another step forward.
I am very pleased to announce the UHLC-Andrews Kurth Partnership. Through this partnership, Andrews Kurth commits more than $100,000 and time from its lawyers, and will help spearhead three advocacy initiatives – national championship competitions in moot court, international commercial arbitration, and mediation -- that have been developed in the Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute. These programs will not only advance the art of advocacy for Law Center students, but also for top students across the country. Each competition will provide a forum for the best teams nationally in the area to compete for a true national championship at the University of Houston.
The University of Houston Law Center, its Blakely Institute and Andrews Kurth share a belief that training advocates is one cornerstone of a law school and this partnership represents a synergistic opportunity for us to build on that belief.
The goal of this partnership is simple: to shape the success of future advocates and the future of the Law Center.
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