Feb. 11, 2014 -- Teams from the University of Houston Law Center showcased their advocacy skills on Feb. 8, taking top honors in a regional moot court tournament and qualifying for the national competition in Washington, D.C.
“It was a great weekend for our advocacy program,” said Jim Lawrence, director of the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the law school. “One of our program goals is to provide broad-based professional skill development to our students. These results, from moot court and ADR competitions, show our efforts are paying off.”
The team of Pierce Cox, Katie James, and Grant Buchanan argued their way to the regional championship as well as winning the Best Brief Award in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Law Moot Court Competition held in Dallas. The team of Jason Beesinger, Brandon Bludau, and Shanice Newton were named finalists and also will compete in the national competition in Washington on March 15.
The teams were coached by Law Center alums Josh Davis and Afsheen Davis and sponsored in part by the Law Center’s IPIL program.
In the American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition held Feb. 7-8 in Chicago, our regional champion team of Niki Roberts and Brandon Schrecengost finished second in the 24-team national tournament. The team was coached by Law Center alums Lucy Tyson and Tamara Woods.