Advocacy Celebrates Regional Championship Win

November 3, 2014

Advocacy Team of Mark Lister and Bill Forbes(L-R): 3L Mark Lister, Coach Chris Watts '00, 2L Bill Forbes

The Texas A&M School of Law Advocacy Program is pleased to announce its first regional championship of the 2014-2015 school year! The team of 3L Mark Lister and 2L Bill Forbes won the Region 8 rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition in Norman, Oklahoma, held Nov. 1-2.

The team has now advanced to the prestigious national finals, which will be in Houston in February. Schools from Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah compete in this regional and the competition is always stiff to win and advance to the national finals.

The team was coached by Chris Watts ’00, who also serves as the mayor of Denton, Texas, and adjunct professor Kay Elliott.

Learn more about the Advocacy Program:

The Advocacy Program at Texas A&M School of Law is a key component of making Aggie law students practice-ready. Directed by Jennifer Ellis, the Advocacy Program consists of three disciplines: appellate advocacy (moot court), trial advocacy (mock trial) and dispute resolution (mediation, negotiation and client counseling).

Our Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution teams are nationally recognized. Since the law school’s inception, the program has received 3 international, 11 national, 18 regional and one state championship, 14 best advocate and 13 best brief awards.