Robert Galloway, recently named the inaugural president of the National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators, will lead South Texas College of Law Houston’s Advocacy program.

“I’m pleased that Rob Galloway will be leading our exceptional Advocacy program,” said Michael F. Barry, president and dean of STCL Houston, in a press release. “A pillar of our distinguished program, Rob recently spearheaded a new set of standards applicable to remote advocacy competitions—all designed to promote fairness, consistency, and clear expectations for advocates in our new virtual world. I thank Rob for his leadership and for ensuring that South Texas College of Law Houston remains a national leader in advocacy.”

A product of the South Texas Advocacy program, Galloway was a member of the South Texas Law Review and the winning team at the State Moot Court Competition when he was in law school. He chaired the Board of Advocates, received the Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.

Galloway returned to STCL Houston in 1992 as an adjunct professor, where he then became an assistant professor of clinical studies and associate director of the Advocacy program under the leadership of “Coach” T. Gerald Treece, who died in July. He has coached teams that won 40 national championships, 44 regional championships, and eight state championships.

“I’m fortunate to have had a 30-year master class in how to run this program effectively,” Galloway said. “Every day for three decades, I spoke to Dean Treece about every aspect of the program. In my last conversation with him, he asked about our teams and how we were going to compete on a computer. Using his trademark phrase, he told me to ‘keep the wagons moving.’”