Baylor to Host Texas Undergrad Moot Court Contest

Feb. 23, 1999

by Alan Hunt

More than 65 students from universities across Texas will visit the Baylor University campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, to compete in the annual Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Competition at Baylor Law School.

The contest gives students who aspire to be attorneys an opportunity to try their legal skills in hearings before a panel of judges at the Baylor Law School's practice courtrooms. Barristers of the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society--Baylor law students who have excelled in the intra-school and interscholastic moot court competitions--will serve as judges in the preliminary rounds. The final rounds will be judged by members of the law school faculty.

First round of the contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The quarter finals will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the semi-finals at 10:30 a.m. The final round will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 110 of the law school. All events are free and open to the public.

About 30 teams will compete from Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin, Hardin-Simmons, UT-Arlington, Midwestern, Lamar, Sul Ross, Howard Payne, Texas Wesleyan, and UT-Tyler universities, and the University of Dallas.

Last year's competition was won by a team from UT-Arlington. Best speaker award went to a student from Stephen F. Austin.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Baylor Law School has hosted the competition, which is sponsored by the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association. Law Professor Ron Beal, faculty adviser to the Moot Court Officers at Baylor, organizes the two-day program. For more information call Beal at 710-3611.

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