TAMU Law celebrates international and regional wins

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 10, 2021 9:56:34 AM

Texas A&M Law advocacy competition students are international champions of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Nelson Mandela International Negotiation Competition. The team of 3L Maya Fitzpatrick and 2L Tyler Phillips won the competition in March. They were coached by law school adjunct Kay Elliott.

Law school students are also regional champions of the American Bar Association (ABA) Representation in Mediation Competition, hosted by Texas A&M Law. The team of 2Ls Taylor Garner and Isabelle Chapman have advanced to the national finals, which will be held virtually early April. This team was also coached by Kay Elliott.

Jennifer Ellis, advocacy program director, says, "We are very proud of our teams! Not only did they have to overcome the challenges of a virtual competition, but they also had reduced ability to practice due to the winter storm in February. Their hard work paid off though."

See the number of top advocacy award for Texas A&M School of Law:

  • Four (4) international championships
  • 12 national championships
  • 24 regional championships
  • One (1) state championship
  • 16 Best Advocate awards
  • 13 Best Brief awards

Tyler and Maya

Pictured above: Maya Fitzpatrick and Tyler Phillips

Taylor and Isabelle

Pictured above: Taylor Garner and Isabelle Chapman

About the TAMU Law Advocacy Program

The advocacy program at Texas A&M University School of Law offers unique opportunities to develop exceptional advocacy skills in the disciplines of:

  • Moot Court (appellate advocacy),
  • Mock Trial (trial advocacy) and
  • Aggie Dispute Resolution “ADR” (negotiation, mediation and arbitration).

The comprehensive, experiential-based program led by experienced professors, judges and attorneys prepares ​future lawyers to tackle a variety of complex challenges.

Through extensive, individualized instruction and feedback, as well as numerous opportunities to compete against teams from other law schools around the nation and against fellow Texas A&M law students, the program develops confidence, competence and integrity.

Topics: blsa, students, Texas A&M Law, advocacy program

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About Texas A&M School of Law

Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. In 2013, Texas A&M acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Since integrating with Texas A&M seven years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, improving U.S. News and World Report rankings, hiring 30 new faculty members, adding 10 clinics and six global field study destinations and expanding the depth and breadth of its career services, student services, academic support and admissions functions.

For more information, visit law.tamu.edu.

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

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As one of the world's leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2016), based on expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit http://research.tamu.edu.