Texas Law Wins Top Honor at National Transactional Law Competition

Students who won Transactional Law Competition

Gwendelyn Butler (1L), Sri Vaisakhi Muddana and Gaurav Mankotia took top honors in the “sellers” category.

Texas Law students took top honors at the 2022 Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition hosted by Duke University School of Law on March 26. The team of Gwendelyn Butler (1L), Gaurav Mankotia (LLM) and Sri Vaisakhi Muddana (LLM) placed first in the “sellers” category of the overall competition; an overall award was also given for buyers.

At the Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition, students participate in a mock contract mark-up and negotiation, with each two- or three-person team representing a client in a fictional deal concerning venture capital funding. Teams competes in two rounds of 90 minutes each. A panel of attorneys from several of the nation’s leading law firms judged the competition.

The competition, which was held virtually, consisted of 26 teams representing law schools around the country.

Texas Law alumna Erin Eberle ’19, as associate at Kirkland & Ellis, served as the team’s coach.

Mock trial competitions are offered through Texas Law’s trial advocacy program, which provides opportunities for students to put their talent and skills to work against teams representing top law schools across the country.

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