This past week, I attended South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL’s) Casino Night that it hosted at the Rice Hotel in downtown Houston. The event has proven to be a good fundraiser for the school and for the Advocacy Program, which is a perennial powerhouse in the world of mock trial and moot court. The event is held for the alumni and STCL provided several gaming tables where the alumni gambled for tickets that would be used later during a raffle. In addition, there was a silent auction where the alumni could make donations to the school and receive something in return. For example, items for auction included an autographed jersey of Yao Ming and a chance to throw out the first pitch at one of the Astros games. The alumni bid for the various the items and experiences, all in supporting STCL.
Abraham Watkins has many lawyers who are alums of STCL and has attorneys that give back through coaching advocacy and judging advocacy tournaments for the mock trial and moot court program at STCL. Indeed, I was not the only lawyer at Casino Night from Abraham Watkins. It was good to see so many of my ex-classmates all gathered together in one place to celebrate and honor STCL. Apart from it being a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, it was a special event for the school and I was honored to be a part of it. A big part of the strength of a law school is the support of its alums. Casino Night was a good event for rallying the troops for a common purpose.