South Texas College of Law Houston holds the national record with five best brief awards in the prestigious American Society of Legal Writers’ Scribes competition. The Society presents this award to the authors of the best written legal brief submitted in a national, moot court advocacy competition during the academic year. To put this achievement in perspective, no other law school in the nation has won more than one. Moreover, in 2012, South Texas College of Law Houston advocacy teams took first, second, and third place in the competition, marking the first sweep by a single law school in the competition’s history. South Texas College of Law Houston advocacy teams have also won a remarkable number of best brief awards in individual regional and national competitions.
Associate Dean and Director of Advocacy, T. Gerald Treece believes that South Texas College of Law Houston’ strong Legal Research and Writing Program is vital to the nationally recognized Advocacy Program. During the second semester of classes, students with extremely strong writing and oral advocacy skills are encouraged by professors to participate in the Advocacy Program where their skills are further honed. South Texas College of Law Houston’ program is the most decorated in the U.S. with 116 national advocacy titles and is consistently ranked among the top 10 programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Scribes Awards (links)
- South Texas College of Law Houston Sweeps the National Scribes Writing Competition (2012)
- Students from Houston’s South Texas College of Law Houston Take Nation’s Top Legal Writing Award (2010)
- Students Take Nation’s Top Legal Writing Award (2009)
- Students Take Top National Scribes Award (2001)