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Advocacy Team Heading to the Big Apple

December 2013

Stephanie Bosom, Jessica Rugeley, Lorna McMillion

3Ls Stephanie Basom, Jessica Rugeley, and Lorna McMillion at the regional National Moot Court Competition in Dallas, Texas.

After securing its 30th national advocacy championship last month, the Texas Tech Law advocacy program claimed another victory at the regional National Moot Court Competition in Dallas, Texas.

The team, comprised of 3Ls Stephanie Basom, Lorna McMillion, and Jessica Rugeley, will travel to New York in mid-February to compete for the national championship.

Their participation will mark the law school’s fourth national finals appearance in the past five years at this competition, which is the oldest moot court tournament in the country.

At the regional competition, Basom, McMillion and Rugeley defeated teams from SMU, South Texas College of Law, and the University of Texas to secure their national bid. The team’s brief, penned by all three women, placed second, just seven-tenths of a point behind that of South Texas.

“More than anything, I was so proud of my teammates and thankful to Professor Sherwin for believing in us,” said McMillion. “It was incredible to watch my fierce female teammates triumph over some all-male teams.”

Professors Arnold Loewy and Rick Rosen, Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Hill (’12), and alumnus Brandon Beck (’12) judged practice rounds for the team. Before the competition, the team also benefited from a practice round at the Dallas firm of Norton Rose Fulbright, conducted by alumni Jason Jordan (’11), James Leito (’09), and Ceren Unal (’10).

We wish our team the very best of luck in New York next year!

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