November 30, 2011
The win earned the National Moot Court team a place in the national finals in New York.
As recent victors of two prestigious regional competitions, students from the Texas Tech School of Law are on a winning streak.
For the third-straight year, the school’s National Moot Court Competition team of third-year students Brandon Beck of Austin, Allie Hallmark of Midland and Elizabeth Hill of Lubbock, claimed the Region 10 championship in Dallas, going undefeated against all other Texas law institutions.
“To put an exclamation point on the win, the team also took home every other available award –the Best Brief trophy as well as the Best Oralist Cup, awarded to Brandon,” said Robert Sherwin, director of advocacy programs.
The win earned the team a place in the national finals, where it will defend its national championship title from 2011. Nationals will take place February 2012 in New York.
The arbitration teams, coached by Shery Kime-Goodwin, hold six consecutive regional championships.
A second triumph came at the American Bar Association Arbitration Competition. Wade Iverson of Reno, Nev., Meredith Mills of Austin, Jared Mullowney of Sunnyvale, and Kate Murphy from Katy, won the 2011 regional championship at this year’s event hosted by the Texas Tech School of Law. The team was coached by adjunct professor Shery Kime-Goodwin, whose teams hold six consecutive regional arbitration championships.
National finals for the arbitration team will take place in January 2012 in Chicago. Students will attempt to reclaim the school’s previous national championship titles from 2008 and 2010.
The Texas Tech School of Law is a leader among Texas law schools with a 16-year average pass rate of 90 percent on the State Bar Exam.
A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio (15.3:1) promotes learning and encourages interaction between students and professors.