The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy

The Beck Center provides all students at The University of Texas School of Law with a foundation for excellence in legal research, oral presentation, oral argument, and most importantly, legal writing. The center is the organizational focal point for the required first-year courses in legal research and legal writing as well as advanced courses available to upper-class students.

In addition, the Beck Center sponsors the law school’s interscholastic moot court teams, which travel to national and international competitions.

Beck Center faculty teach the first-year legal research and writing courses and many of the advanced courses available to upper-class students. Each year the Beck Center faculty choose the recipients of the Beck Award for Legal Research and Writing Excellence, awarded to one or more students at the conclusion of the first year.