Feb. 28, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center’s Interscholastic Alternative Dispute Resolution team earned top honors at the ABA’s regional Representing Clients in Mediation Competition last weekend in Birmingham, Ala.
The win advances the team of 3L students Austin Campbell and Lindsay Contreras to national rounds, which will take place in April. It marked the ADR team’s third regional championship of the year and fourth overall title.
“Advancing to the national rounds means the national legal community sees the University of Houston Law Center’s name for the third time this year,” said Jim Lawrence, executive director of the Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute.
Campbell and Contreras were coached by UH Law Center alumnus Adam Robertson ‘14 and State District Judge Christine Weems.
“Our advocacy program covers the entire dispute resolution continuum, and the excellence of our broad-based training is reflected in the success of our ADR team,” Lawrence said.
Megan Daic, a 2013 alumna of the Law Center, served as team director and was integral to the team advancing to national rounds.
“I want to thank Megan for her leadership and tireless work with our students and coaches,” Lawrence said. “She deserves a tremendous amount of credit for our team’s success this year.”