The Thomas Tang National Moot Court
Competition was founded in 1993 by the APA Law Student Association of the South
Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. It is administered by the NAPABA Law
Foundation and the NAPABA Judicial Council. The Competition honors the late
Judge Thomas Tang, a champion of individual rights, an advocate for the
advancement of minority attorneys, an ardent supporter of NAPABA and the moot
court competition. Judge Tang served on the United States Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals from 1977 until his passing in 1995. Judge Tang's wife, Dr. Pearl
Tang, continues the legacy and participates every year.
The Competition is open to all
students but is especially designed to reach out to APA law students and
provide them with an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy
skills and compete for scholarships totaling $10,000.
Judge Alvin T. Wong