Aggie Law Brings Home Quiz Bowl Victory

November 15, 2016

In their first year to participate in the 2016 American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) Quiz Bowl competition, held Oct. 7-8, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Texas A&M University School of Law earned top honors.

Quiz Bowl ChampsQuiz Bowl champs Tave Doty, James Nichols and Stephanie Bradley Fryer with Shannon Ferrell, AALA board member

Aggie Law’s team included James Nichols ’16 as well as 3Ls Tave Doty and Stephanie Bradley Fryer.

Practicing attorney and adjunct professor Jim Bradbury ’84, described the competition as difficult and rigorous. Typical questions can include everything from Supreme Court ​decisions to contracts to agricultural law.

Texas A&M faced strong competition from other schools in attendance, many of them with two or more teams participating, and prior Quiz Bowl experience of their own.

“These three sharp students worked really hard,” Bradbury said. “It’s a huge win.”

Doty said it was a big accomplishment to win a competition in which teams from across the nation compete.

“We are honored to have brought the 2016 AALA Quiz Bowl Championship home to Texas A&M University School of Law,” Doty said. “Our success is a testament to our law school's incredible faculty and the unique opportunities Texas A&M Law provides to its students. Gig ’em!"

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law