First Annual Beck Awards Presented at UT School of Law

  • May 2, 2013

The University of Texas School of Law hosted the first annual Beck Awards at a luncheon in April recognizing the work of the new David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. The Beck Center was launched in the spring of 2012 with support from David J. Beck, ’65, life trustee of the Law School Foundation. Among the Beck Center’s mandates is honing law students’ oral and written advocacy skills, which are foundational to all lawyers’ success. Mr. Beck was the inagural keynote speaker.

The individuals honored this year include several sets of exceptional students: those who served as teaching assistants or teaching quizmasters (aka “TQs”) for the Law School’s legal writing program; those who represented the Law School in interscholastic moot court competitions; and those who, as 1Ls, have demonstrated distinct promise in mastering both objective, predictive legal writing and persuasive written advocacy.

The Beck Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing were awarded to Priyanka Dev, Christen Mason, Kathleen Pritchard, Alex Robertson, Alistair Graham Robertson, and Claire Sarson.