Encouraging Diversity in the Legal Profession
South Texas College of Law Houston is one of only three law schools in the nation consistently ranked in the top 10 for trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. To date, South Texas Law’s Advocacy Program has won 141 national advocacy championships.
The law school was named “Best of the Decade” for 2006-16 in moot court in a ranking published by preLaw Magazine — and it has continued to earn top accolades. South Texas Law’s program is recognized year after year as one the “Best Schools for Moot Court” — recognizing the law students’ excellence in an extracurricular activity in which they argue mock cases in simulated court proceedings.
Also known as advocacy training, moot court activities enable students to apply classroom knowledge in a courtroom setting, hone their research and writing skills, and learn how to argue both sides of a case before a judge. Advocacy competitions help students learn to think like practicing attorneys and gain valuable, real-world skills that give graduates an advantage in competitive job markets.
Advocacy training also benefits future transactional lawyers, as — by fully researching and preparing moot court cases — all students develop their confidence in the law, fine-tune their organizational skills, and learn to become better advocates for their clients. Students interested in learning more about attending South Texas College of Law Houston can visit our Admissions page.
What Makes a Champion?
View the Advocacy Program video to learn how the South Texas Law tradition of unparalleled commitment to advocacy education develops outstanding lawyers who graduate with the skills they need to represent clients in the courtroom from day one of their professional careers.
In fall 2023, a new Advocacy Certificate will be available to provide added value for students seeking employment after graduation.
Board of Advocates
South Texas Law’s Board of Advocates administers competitions throughout the academic year to give students practical experience in the art of advocacy. Theses student leaders are responsible for the development and organization of all in-house advocacy competitions. A new board is selected for each academic year.
Check out the impressive list of national and state champions won by South Texas Law advocates.