August 29, 2011
Written by Tina Dechausay
The law school's advocacy teams had a successful 2010-11 year, including one international championship and three national championships.
Texas Tech University School of Law’s Advocacy Programs are featured in an article in preLaw’s Back to School 2011 issue.
The article, “The Moot Court Stars,” takes a look at the best moot court programs in the nation and includes comments from the directors of those top programs, including Robert Sherwin, Texas Tech law school’s director of advocacy programs.
Rankings of the top law school advocacy programs according to the Blakely Advocacy Institute and Brian Koppen are also displayed with Texas Tech appearing as the No. 2 ranked program in both listings.
Some of the many achievements of the law school’s advocacy teams in 2010-11 included one international championship, three national championships, five regional championships, and five Best Advocate awards at national competitions, including the National Best Advocate (Alexis Butler) at the National Moot Court Competition.
Aside from the notoriety these championships bring to a law school and the practical lawyering skills that students learn by competing, the opportunity to participate in advocacy competitions can also enhance one’s law school experience, Sherwin said in the article.
“I strongly believe that going to a law school that can provide its students with a rich advocacy experience can make the difference between looking back at law school as something that’s enjoyable and looking back at it as something that’s merely survived,” he said.
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.