Regent Law Student Directs Regional Moot Court Competition

Regent Law’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) chapter exists to promote service to neighboring black communities and to be a vehicle of spiritual, academic and cultural awareness for law students.

From tutoring at a local detention center to hosting the annual Soul Food Cafe, BLSA’s local events support the overall mission of the National BLSA (NBLSA), which is to “articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate lasting change in the communities in which they live and serve.”

As a part of her BLSA duties, Regent 3L member Valerie Johnson served as the competition director for the 35th Frederick Douglass Moot Court Regional Competition (FDMCC) February 12-13, 2010 in Norfolk, VA.

Johnson worked in coordination with the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association (MABLSA), an organization comprised of law students from schools in PA, DE, VA, MD and DC.

In addition to securing a competition location, coordinating teams, and briefing judges for the regional competition, Johnson recently traveled to Boston to support the Black Law Students Association during the FDMCC national finals held March 12-14. The FDMCC’s purpose is to promote excellence in legal research, and since its inception in 1975 it has been a cornerstone of MABLSA programming.

Kudos to Valerie Johnson and to Regent’s local BLSA chapter for continued excellence in legal service and practice!

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