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Moot Court Team Wins First Place in National Tournament

The Regent University School of Law Moot Court Team recently took first place honors in the William B. Spong National Moot Court Tournament sponsored by the College of William & Mary School of Law, February 15 and 16. Regent was one of 19 teams competing from all over the country. The Regent team not only took first place in the overall competition, besting other law schools such as the University of Virginia, University of Cincinnati and the South Texas College of Law, but also won the award for best petitioner brief in the tournament.

"This win shows the continued excellence of Regent's students and their advocacy training," said Regent law school Dean Jeffrey A. Brauch. "Associate Professor Kathleen McKee was the team's coach, and she did an outstanding job preparing them for the tournament." Regent's team consisted of Leo Lestino, a third year law student, and Rachel Williams, a second year law student. Professor Michael Hernandez is the faculty advisor for the Regent Moot Court Board. Regent Moot Court teams had two first-place finishes in 2007, at the J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition at the University of North Carolina in February and the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition at American University in Washington, D.C., in November. These moot court wins for Regent are the most recent in a series of wins over the last few years, including first place at the 2006 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Championship.

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