March 5, 2012 – A University of Houston Law Center team won the ABA New York regional appellate advocacy championship and will advance to the national championship in Chicago. The team of Garrett Gibson 3L, Angela Odensky 2L, and Dennis Siaw-Lattey, 3L, argued their way to the regional crown last weekend and will compete in the nationals in April.
The team finished the preliminary rounds as the #1 seed out of 32 teams and continued its superior performance through the championship rounds. Gibson earned honors as the 10th best speaker out of 64 and the team’s brief written by Odensky was ranked 2nd overall out of 32 teams.
The team of Patricia Cowling, Katie Petroski, and Jordan Sanders reached the semifinals, giving the Law Center two teams in the top 16 of this very competitive regional. The teams’ coaches are Professor Cassandra Jeu and Eli Mark, both alums of the Law Center.