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Lorance Thompson Negotiation Registration

Registration for the 2021 Lorance Thompson Negotiation Competitions is now CLOSED.

Competition Teams

For more information, visit the competition page or email contest director Adrianna Langemeier at dalangem@central.uh.edu.

Learning Session Video
In case you missed the learning sessions, a recording of the lunch session is available here: https://youtu.be/ugPlYNl3-4I.

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2021-2022 Board Elections

At this time the Advocates are moving forward with our 2021-2022 Board Elections. As many of you know, the Advocates are the organization responsible for putting on the UHLC’s intramural competitions (Blakely Butler, Lorance Thompson, Hippard Open, etc.). These competitions provide students with the opportunity to gain real experience with different types of advocacy and improve highly relevant legal skills. Serving on the Board means having a hand in making sure that we provide the best experience for our students and judges. Further, being on the Advocates Board is unique in that the Board members earn course credit by serving in their respective roles (2 credits for Executive Board members and Board of Directors, and 1 credit for Associate Board members).

Interested student can apply by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/ezNzDEM4E5jGGPA68.

Students will have until Monday, March 8 to fill out the form to indicate their top positions and provide a written statement for each position, which will be shown on the ballot. There will then be a vote to choose our 2021-2022 Board. 

The PDF at the top of this page details each Board position and gives the name and contact information for each person currently holding that position, but for your quick reference, Board positions for 2021-2022 are:

  • Executive Board
    • Executive Chair
    • Vice Chair for Finance
    • Vice Chair for Public Relations
    • Vice Chair for Membership
    • Special Events Chair
    • Fundraising Chair
    • Technology Chair
  • Board of Directors
    • Blakely Butler Moot Court Competition
    • Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition
    • Hippard Open Mock Trial Competition
    • Lorance Thompson Negotiation and Contract Drafting Competition
    • John Black Moot Court Competition
    • Hippard Novice Mock Trial Competition
  • Associate Board Members (15 Positions)

Reasons to run for a Board position:

  • Opportunity to earn 1 or 2 course credits (depending on the position)
  • Looks great on a resume
  • Gives you talking points in interviews
  • Also looks great in an email signature
  • Additional networking opportunities with lawyers in the Houston legal market

For those current 1Ls (or current 2Ls or part-timers) who may be interested in getting involved but are wary of taking on too much, consider our Associate Board positions. Associate Board members table for the organization, distribute flyers, volunteer in various roles during competitions, and mostly provide support to the functions of the organizations rather than be in charge of things. Plus you have the opportunity to earn a course credit, network with judges during competitions, and get the resume boost! 

That said, if you participated in a competition this year that you particularly enjoyed, consider running for a position on our Board of Competition Directors. Your responsibility as a competition director begins and ends with your competition, and you have the support of the Executive Board and Associate Board.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to Chelsea Klumpp at ccklumpp@central.uh.edu.

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John Black Registration

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 JOHN BLACK MOOT COURT COMPETITION IS CLOSED AS OF 5 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021.

For more information, visit the John Black competition page or email contest direct Emma Brockway at erbrockw@Central.UH.EDU.

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John Black Update

Due to the current weather conditions, we are moving the learning session and registration date back a few days. The John Black learning session will now be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at noon and at 5 PM. Feel free to attend either one as the content will be the same for both. A recording will be put on The Advocates’ YouTube channel afterwards. Registration will open on the 19th. The zoom info for the sessions is below. We look forward to seeing you. Stay safe! 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8760326747?pwd=MTRDOXZ2T1hqaUI2QkZWWWViS0srUT09

Meeting ID: 876 032 6747
Passcode: JohnBlack 

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John Black Moot Court

Visit the contest page for more information.

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Hippard Novice Registration

Step 1
Pay for your TEAM (you AND your partner) on PayPal and make sure to SAVE/COPY YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER.

If you are still looking for a partner, do not sign up until you have one. You can try to find partners for this competition by posting on the Hippard Novice Partner/Witness Search spreadsheet. Once you have a partner, you can sign up using the PayPal feature below (your team can find witnesses later if need be).

There are 3 options: (1) $20 if both team members are also Advocates members, (2) $100 if both team members are non-Advocates members, or (3) $60 for half and half.

Select Membership Status

Step 2
Fill out this Google Form.

For more information, visit the Hippard Novice competition page or email contest direct Youssef Abdelhafiz at yabdelha@Central.UH.EDU.

Noon, Jan. 27 Learning Session on YouTube.

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Hippard Mock Trial

Hippard Novice Mock Trial

Competition details here.

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Congrats, Hippard Open Champs!

Congratulations to this year’s Hippard Open Mock Trial Competition champions: Brooke Bentley and Spencer Packard!

Brooke and Spencer represented the Prosecution in the final round (below) against runners up Kasey Borthwick and Brett Hargis, representing the Defense. Brooke also won best speaker.

Thank you to everyone who participated, but a special thank you to Vinson & Elkins for sponsoring this year’s competition.

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Hippard Open Mock Trial Registration

Step 1
Pay for your team on PayPal and make sure to save your confirmation number. There are 3 options: (1) $20 if both team members are also Advocates members, (2) $100 if both team members are non-Advocates members, or (3) $60 for half and half.

Select Membership Status

Step 2
Fill out this Google Form.

Also, if you are looking for a partner or witnesses, or if you want to be a witness, put your information on this spreadsheet:
2020 Hippard Open: Partner & Witness Search

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Tom Newhouse Champs!

Videos from every round of the 2020 Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition will be available soon on the competition page on Blakely-Butler’s website.