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Take Nation’s Top Legal Writing Award

Winners of the 2010 Scribes Award

July 2, 2010—The most prestigious legal writing award in the country was be presented to students from South Texas College of Law for the second year in a row. The Scribes award from the American Society of Legal Writers is given to authors of the best written legal brief submitted in a national moot court competition this past academic year. South Texas students authored five of the 70 briefs entered in the competition and received both first and third place. The award was be presented at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting this August 7th in San Francisco.

The winning brief, written by December 2009 graduate Michael Jones, May 2010 graduate Stuart Ladner, and third-year student Sabrina Stone, won the majority of the votes from selection committee members for the brief that was written for the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law last October. The judging is done by attorneys, judges, and professors from across the nation. The third place Scribes winning brief was written by May 2010 graduates Christopher Burt, Ryan King, and Andrew Nelson for the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition. Briefs are written for each moot court competition where students from law schools across the nation argue a hypothetical case against each other.  South Texas is the most decorated Advocacy Program in the nation with 104 national titles and is consistently ranked among the top ten advocacy programs by U.S. News and World Report.

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