Baylor Law School Advances to National Moot Court Finals

April 25, 1997

by Alan Hunt

Law students from the Baylor University School of Law were regional champions in the American Bar Association's Western Regional Appellate Advocacy Competition held recently in Seattle, Wash.

The team of Stephanie Dooley, Will Ellerman and Price Johnson defeated a team from the University of Montana to become regional champion. The competition attracted nearly 30 teams from law schools throughout the western United States. The Baylor students now advance to the national finals of the competition to be held in Austin in August.

Baylor also carried off top advocacy honors in the competition. Two students from Baylor's second team, Brad Beckworth and Wendy Hawkins, were named best advocate and second best advocate, respectively. Beckworth, Hawkins, and third team member, John Bibb, lost an extremely close final round in the contest. Ellerman was ranked sixth best advocate.

Faculty coach was Larry Bates, assistant professor of law, and the student coach was Derek Hollingsworth.

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