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South Texas College of Law Draws National Accolades
U.S. News puts South Texas Advocacy #3 in nation, ADR at #15



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April 16, 2010—South Texas College of Law's student Advocacy program and the college's teaching of dispute resolution garner top honors from peer schools and professors nationwide. U.S. News and World Report's  annual rankings of legal educational specialties again includes South Texas in the top ten schools for teaching trial advocacy skills—this year at #3. The South Texas Advocacy program, led by Associate Dean T. Gerald Treece, touts 104 national advocacy competition wins since its inception in the late 1970s. The most recent victory was earlier this month when students from South Texas took every available award at the American Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition: best team, best individual advocate, and best brief.

The downtown Houston law school has been included in the top 10 in the country every year since U.S. News began specialty rankings of advocacy programs 16 years ago. The rankings of legal specialties also included, for the first time, South Texas as one of the best schools for students seeking to learn about alternative dispute resolution; putting the school at #15 in the country. South Texas teaches mediation, arbitration, and negotiation as well as provides students with the opportunity to apply these techniques in the community and in competition through the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Inclusion on the listing is determined by a survey of law professors who teach in the various specialties from schools across the nation.

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