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2L Scott Thompson won Best Advocate at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition on March 12, 2011.

A Texas Wesleyan University School of Law moot court team and ADR team took high honors in competitions held in mid-March.

2L Scott Thompson won Best Advocate out of approximately 90 students at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition – St. Louis Regional on March 12, 2011. Thompson was partnered with 3L Rebecca Croes and 3L Lisa Waters. The team also received a third place brief award. The brief was written by Waters and Thompson. Jennifer Ellis ’05, directory of advocacy programs, was the team’s coach.

On March 10, 2011, 3L Misty James won the top award for Outstanding Individual at the Canadian International Mediation Advocacy Competition out of approximately 48 international students in Toronto, Canada. James’ partner was 3L Michael Zimprich, and the team was coached by Kay Elliott, adjunct professor of law.

“Misty exhibited outstanding oral advocacy skills during the first four rounds of the competition against four very strong international teams. At the end of the first three rounds she and her partner had beat all 23 teams to rank first. Their extensive legal and strategic preparation for many weeks paid off,” Elliott said.

“This is the fifth competition for this team and they have excelled in each. We can all be proud of their work on behalf of Texas Wesleyan.”
 
3L Misty James won the top award for Outstanding Individual at the Canadian International Mediation Advocacy Competition on March 10, 2011. Kay Elliott, adjunct professor of law, was James' coach. 

Ellis ’05 said she is proud of the hard work from all the students in the competitions.

“These students have demonstrated talent that has been recognized on the national and international level and were able to distinguish themselves from all the other qualified students participating in these competitions,” Ellis ’05 said.