April 27, 2021 - Students from Mexico's Universidad Anáhuac secured a first-place finish in the University of Houston Law Center's inaugural inaugural Bilingual Dispute Resolution Competition. A team featuring students from the Law Center was the runner-up.
The tournament, held virtually in April, was developed by Karen L. Jones, executive director of Global and Graduate Programs, Jim Lawrence, executive director of the Blakely Advocacy Institute and director of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, and Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law.
Final round judges included Al Amado, an international law consultant and counsel, Alicia Kerber, the Consul General from Mexico in Houston, and López de la Osa Escribano.
The competition was created in part to train bilingual English-Spanish future attorneys in a global environment where cross-border legal employment is on the rise.
Universidad La Salle in Mexico was also a participant in the competition. Littler provided sponsorship for the event.