The Kenneth W. Street Advocacy Courtroom was dedicated during Homecoming 2015, honoring the longtime faculty member whose name has long been synonymous with law and public service preparation at Austin College. Gifts from alumni and friends created the named facility to support the Advocacy Teams.
The Mock Trial program emphasizes litigation strategy. Teams of attorneys and witnesses simulate a trial consisting of opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations and closing arguments. It is open to all students who wish to learn critical thinking and presentation skills.
The Mediation program emphasizes alternate dispute resolution. Teams of advocates, clients and mediators simulate a settlement conference. It is open to all students who wish to learn conflict-resolution techniques.
The Moot Court program emphasizes appellate-level advocacy. Teams of attorneys simulate constitutional argumentation. It is open to all students who have taken Constitutional Law, The Constitution and Civil Liberties, or another course in which case law is emphasized.