South Texas College of Law, Annotations (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 7, April, 1974 Page: 1 of 12
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STCL STUDENTS AND FACULTY ENJOY GOLF,
AND GOOD TIMES AT THE 1ST ANNUAL STCL GOLF TOURNAMENT. SEE STORY P. 11.
Houston. Texas 77002
Vol. II No. S
SKEITON SWEEPS SBA PRESIDENCY
Turns out 50%
by DAVID SLAVIN
ANNOTATIONS Staff Writer
South Texas students turned
out in record numbers to elect a
new Student Bar Association
Board of Governors last month,
and at the same time
overwhelmingly approved the
new Constitutional revision for
the SBA. Heading the list of
these elected was Jim Skelton,
capturing the president's chair,
defeating both Gary Dibella and
Sam Roosth on the first ballot.
More than 50 percent of the
student body gave Skelton a
narrow first round victory with
51 percent of the vote, with 457
votes cast. Gary Dibella placed
second in the balloting with 114
votes followed closely by
Roosth with 107.
In the Vice Presidential race,
Ken Walker squeaked by R,
Gary Stevens 208 - 200 to
capture the second spot on the
Governor's board. In another
hotly contested race, Kin Pier
defeated Craig New 203-191 for
the office of Secretary.
Marcy Firth won the
Treasurer's chair on the Board
defeating Rich Butler 229 to
Run-off elections were
needed to decide the outcome of
State Moot Court Team Selected
By E. LYNN GRISELL
ANNOTATIONS Staff Writer
The Moot Court Team, which will represent South Texas College
Law in the State Moot Court Competition to be held in San Antonio
during the first week in July, is composed of Jóhn Tull, Michael
O'Brien and Kirkland Brush. Faculty advisor for the team if Dr.
John Ensle. The team was selected from a group of seven
The competition held on April 4 was judged by Bob Estrada, a
member of last year's team; Howard Nations and James Seabolt,
both adjunct professors at STCL.
This year's question concerns itself with the comparative
negligence statute passed by the 63rd Texas Legislature last year.
(TEX. REV. CIV. STAT. ANN. art. 2212A (Supp. 1973
The competition will be among the eight Texas law schools;
Baylor, S.M.U., South Texas, University of Houston, Texas Tech,
Texas Southern, University of Texas and St. Mary's. There will be
seven preliminary rounds, a semi-final and a final round, spread over
a four day period.
The competition will be judged by attorneys attending the State
Bar Convention, except that the final round will probably be heard
by the Texas Supreme Court.
the three races for
representatives of the various
law classes. In the original
balloting for Senior Senator no
clear majority was cast between
the candidatés for the office. In
that election Ronald Lanier
received 149 votes followed by
Randy Rice with 135 and Lee
Dever with 92. Ronald Lanier
won the position in the run-off
election held one week later.
In the race for Midlaw
Senator, eventual run-off winner
Janet Boyle led all other
candidates with 116 votes after
the first ballot. She was followed
by Steve Canavaugh with 60
votes, Joe Owens with 56 votes,
Tommy Gilstrap 55, Howard
Neufeld 47, Jim Moody 45, and
Jay S. Siskind with 44 votes
The three candidates for
Freshman Senator ended only
18 votes apart between the first
place finisher Thomas Ross, with
129 votes, and third place
finisher E. Lynn Grisell, who
had 111 votes cast. A run-off
was needed to decide the contest
between Ross and David
Mendoza who had garnered 120
votes in the original election,
with Ross eventually being
declared the victor.
Running unopposed Dean
Roper received 318 votes to win
the seat for L.S.D.
Representative. Charles Rose
had originally campaigned for
the office but had dropped out
of the race.
NICE SHOT DOC, BUT GETTING BACK TO THOSE TORI GRADES
Dr. Reiter discusses whether or not he was an invitee of Herman
Park Golf Course after sustaining a sprained ankle at the STCL Golf
Tourney. Talking with Dr. Reiter is Joe Owens, John Graig, and
ABA Pres-elect Blasts
'Casual Ethics' Teaching
PORTLAND - Law schools
must abandon their "casual
attitude" toward the teacing of
legal ethics, the president elect
of the American Bar Association
said here today.
"I am afraid ... the pervasive
method of teaching professional
responsibility during regular
classes is disastrous," said James
D. Fellers, of Oklahoma City, in
remarks prepared for the
Association of American Law
Schools' Western Regional
Fellers, who takes over in
August as president of the
180,000 member ABA, referred
to the number of lawyers
involved in the Watergate affair
and said he has experienced
"repeated discomfort when all
lawyers have been chastised" for
the "outrageous activities" of a
But the legal profession
should not take a defensive
posture, Fellers said. "Rather, I
think we should use the incident
and the involvement as a clarion
call to professional
Fellers said he opposes any
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