South Texas College of Law Wins National Moot Court Competition

BoyarMiller’s AndrewAndrew_STCL_Debate_2012 Pearce Coaches Winning Team to College’s 110th National Title

HOUSTON, Texas (January 30, 2012) — Students from South Texas College of Law captured first place at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. The competition pitted the best 16 advocacy schools in the U.S. in a tournament where students argued a fictional case involving issues of witness tampering, the Fifth Amendment, and environmental laws.

South Texas students Andrew Bender, Coleman Proctor, and Callin Kerr (pictured above) were undefeated throughout the competition beating St. Louis University School of Law in the final round. The final round was judged by members of the Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  The team was also presented the best written brief award for the brief authored by Bender—his third competition brief to win a national competition this academic year.

Coaches for the winning team included South Texas Associate Dean T. Gerald Treece, Lecturer Rob Galloway ’91, and BoyarMiller Associate Andrew Pearce ’07 and Houston attorney Kristina Keramati ’11.