Regent Law’s Moot Court team is ranked 9th in the nation, according to law professor and blogger Paul Caron at TaxProf Blog, a Law Professors Blog Network publication. A blogger who crunches hard data from sources such as Princeton Review and other surveys, Caron, and his blog, have become regarded sources of information on law school statistics.
The Moot Court team’s multiple achievements have not only garnered respect among analysts, but have also won it an invitation to the inaugural Moot Court National Championship, hosted by University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) in January.
UHLC’s Moot Court National Championship website lays out the method for choosing the competitors: “Each of the 16 finalists made it to the National Championship the old-fashioned way: they earned it by achieving outstanding results at ‘open’ moot court tournaments that any team can enter. Using a list of 34 open tournaments, the UHLC developed a qualifying formula.”
UHCL’s formula ranked Regent Law’s team at number 5 among the nation’s schools. The other competing schools are
Chicago-Kent College of Law
George Mason University
Harvard Law School
Loyola University – Chicago
Seton Hall University
South Texas College of Law
University of California – Davis
University of California – Hastings
University of Colorado
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Memphis
University of Miami
3L’s Tyler Weiss, Lindsey Powdrell, and Elizabeth Fabick will make up Regent’s Team, coached by Professor Steven Fitschen. Their brief is due December 1, 2008 and the oral arguments will be held in Houston January 7-10, 2009.