The tower at The University of Texas at Austin usually blazes with orange lights when one of the school’s sports teams scores a win. But for the seventh time since 1999, UT held a tower lighting April 29 in recognition of a UT School of Law team’s win of a national championship. UT law team members Jared Hoggan and Alexis Steinberg defeated a Loyola Law School Los Angeles team to claim the 2008 national championship in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. Hosted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the national rounds of the competition took place April 17-18 in Washington, D.C. In recognition of the win chalked up by Hoggan and Steinberg, the orange-lit UT tower featured the number 1 on it. Austin solo Jennifer Kuhn and her husband, Pierre Hubert, a principal in the Austin office of McKool Smith, coached the UT law teams that participated in the competition.
-- Mary Alice Robbins