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Lone Star Classic

Lone Star Classic

St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Board of Advocates will host the 2017 Lone Star Classic®, an annual invitational mock trial tournament open to ABA-accredited law schools nationwide, on Oct. 19-21, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.

If you are interested in being considered for the 2017 competition, please complete this application by Monday, May 15, 2017. St. Mary’s does not enter a team in this competition. Please return your application to David Schlueter, Professor of Law and Director of the Lone Star Classic®.

2017 Lone Star Classic Application


David A. Schlueter, Hardy Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs St. Mary’s University School of Law, 210-431-2212,

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2016 Lone Star Classic winning team from Loyola Law School, Los AngelesLoyola Law School, Los Angeles claimed a national title with its final-round victory Oct. 15, 2016, over the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in the St. Mary’s University School of Law’s annual Lone Star Classic mock trial competition.

Thomas Pacheco, from the University of Maryland, was named Best Speaker of the competition.

Other awards included:

  • Most Professional Team: Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • Best Opening Statement: Lauren Hobbis (University of South Carolina)
  • Best Direct Examination: Elizabeth Anderson (Texas A& M) and Brian Kiel (Charleston)
  • Best Cross-Examination: Ashton Zylstra (Maryland)
  • Best Closing Argument: Paige Olsen (Chicago-Kent) and Jamie Rutkoski (South Carolina)
  • Best Overall Advocate: Annie McGuire (Maryland)


Watch previous Lone Star Classic® events.


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