April 14, 2012

Wash U tops Pepperdine in NAAC final

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law won the 2012 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition this morning, defeating Pepperdine University School of Law to claim supremacy over 208 other teams that began the competition back in February. Stetson University College of Law and University of Georgia were the semifinalists.

UC Hastings College of the Law won Best Brief trophy, while Scott Thompson of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law was the nation's Best Advocate.

April 13, 2012

NAAC semifinal results

And then there were two...

Pepperdine (#4 seed) def. Georgia (#9 seed)
Wash U. (#7) def. Stetson (#6)

NAAC quarterfinal results

Georgia (#9 seed) def. UC Hastings (#1 seed)
Pepperdine (#4) def. Texas Tech (#5)
Stetson (#6) def. UC Berkeley (#14)
Wash U. (#7) def. Texas Wesleyan (#2)

NAAC octafinal results

UC Hastings (#1 seed) def. Liberty (#16 seed)
Georgia (#9) def. South Texas (#8)
Texas Tech (#5) def. LSU (#12)
Pepperdine (#4) def. George Mason (#13)
Stetson (#6) def. Oklahoma (#11)
UC Berkeley (#14) def. Baylor (#3)
Wash U. (#7) def. South Texas (#10)
Texas Wesleyan (#2) def. Texas (#15)

April 12, 2012

Live blogging from the NAAC finals

The national finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition are now entering their second day -- the original field of 26 now stands at 16. Octafinals, quarterfinals, and semifinals are tomorrow (Friday), with the final round scheduled for Saturday morning.

It's been a good showing for my Texas schools; three of the top five teams are from the Lone Star State, with another three rounding out the top 16.

The top 16 teams, in order of their seeds:

1. UC Hastings College of the Law
2. Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
3. Baylor Law School
4. Pepperdine University School of Law
5. Texas Tech University School of Law
6. Stetson University College of Law
7. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
8. South Texas College of Law
9. University of Georgia School of Law
10. South Texas College of Law
11. University of Oklahoma College of Law
12. Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
13. George Mason University School of Law
14. UC Berkeley School of Law
15. University of Texas School of Law
16. Liberty University School of Law