Texas Tech University School of Law’s moot court program received the top national ranking from the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute.
“What I’m most proud of is how many different students and coaches contributed to this No. 1 ranking,” said Robert Sherwin, assistant law professor at Texas Tech and director of advocacy programs, in a press release. “It wasn’t just one team or one coach. We had 23 different students and seven different coaches who were on teams that earned points toward the ranking. That really shows the depth and overall strength of our program.”
The institute’s rankings took into consideration performances at various moot court competitions throughout 2015-2016.
The school’s moot court team will have a No. 1 ranking going into the 2017 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship in Houston—where the nation’s 16 top teams will compete.
Also in the top 16 were Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (tied for fifth), South Texas College of Law (tied for seventh) and Baylor Law School (13th).
The Stetson University College of Law and the Chicago-Kent College of Law received the No. 2 ranking, while Georgetown University Law School was ranked No. 4.
“I want to personally thank Professor Sherwin and all of the students, coaches, and practice-round judges who contributed to this success,” Dean Darby Dickerson said in the release. “I know the quality of schools we’ve competed against—they are well prepared and fierce, which makes this ranking truly special.”