Trial Advocacy Award

The Paul W. Holloway Trial Advocacy Award is a $1000 cash award funded, in part, by a generous donation by the law firm of Holloway Odegard Forrest & Kelly, P.C.

This Award will be given to a student or students in the College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program whose academic achievement and advocacy skills are most reflective of the fulfillment of the program’s goals: the education and training of lawyers with expertise in ethical and effective litigation advocacy on behalf of clients.

Holloway (1942-2010), was a founding partner of the firm known until recently as Holloway Odegard Forrest & Kelly, P.C. During his long career, he tried more than 160 jury trials and was recognized by his peers for his dignity, professionalism, and courtroom skills. He was born in Glendale, Calif., and received his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1967.

“We can think of no greater honor to a student seeking recognition for trial advocacy than to be awarded a prize in the name of Paul Holloway,” said Dean Douglas Sylvester. We are grateful to Holloway, Odegard, Forrest & Kelly for their generosity, and to the Holloway family for their willingness to allow us to honor students with a prize in Paul’s name.”

For further information about the Trial Advocacy Program and/or the award, contact Leslie Mamaghani at