Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

UHLC National
Mediator Competition

Lifetime Achievement
in Advocacy Award
Thomas C. Newhouse received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Advocacy Award from the Blakely Advocacy Institute. Tom, Professor of Law, Emeritus, taught at the University of Houston Law Center starting in 1966. While at UHLC, Tom specialized in mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and clinical practice. He was the Director of the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center from 1992-1997.

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International Commercial Mediation Competition
Feb. 5-14 / Paris, France
Samin Agha, Annie Marion


VIS Pre Moot Competition
Feb. 6-10 / Guadalajara, Mexico
Zachary Baumann, Dominic
Kisielewski, Kathryn Laflin


ABA Negotiation (Nationals)
Feb. 7-10 / Chicago, Illinois
James Dorough-Lewis, Patrick Gant


Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
Feb. 8-9 / Dallas, Texas
Kristen Dorton, Matthew Mouer,
Brad Raymond, Mary Reid,
Kathryn Vestal, Peter Zachry


ABA Client Counseling Competition
Feb. 8-9 / Houston, Texas
Anastasia Bolshakov, Caidi Davis,
Stephen Shropshire, Jonah


National Trial Competition
Feb. 8-10 / Houston, Texas
Molly Bagshaw, Eric Sundin,
Shannon Collins Schroeder,
Hector Garza, Derek Whitmire