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Regent Law Hosts 2011 National Moot Court Competition

The Regent Law Moot Court Board was honored to host Regent’s 10th Annual National Constitutional Law competition held on campus February 11-12.

As the event hosts, Regent Law Moot Court Board teams did not participate in the competition.

3Ls Justin Hoover and Jessica Kuehn (pictured with Chairman Linh Flores) of the William and Mary School of Law won by a 5 to 4 panel decision against 3L Spencer Drake and 2L Mark Hicks of the newly accredited Liberty University School of Law in the final round of competition.

Participating teams represented 11 law schools from around the country including regional teams from the University of Virginia, University of Richmond, and Villanova and teams from as far away as Roger Williams in Rhode Island, the University of Florida and Brigham Young University in Utah. 

Teams argued a hypothetical case involving a challenge to the recently enacted healthcare legislation before a distinguished panel of volunteer judges including Judge John C. Gemmill of the Arizona Court of Appeals who served as Chief Judge, Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Virginia Court of Appeals, Judge David S. Cayer, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and Judge Glen E. Conrad of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.  Mrs. Candice Hooper, Assistant Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Richmond, Va., served as keynote speaker for the event.

Regent’s Moot Court Board will send two teams to the William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Tournament this coming weekend at William and Mary, and two Regent Law teams will also travel to New York for the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) National Appellate Advocacy Competition March 3 - 5.

Moot court competitions offer opportunities for participating students to hone their legal skills by preparing and arguing cases before experienced, practicing legal professionals.  The judges, attorneys, and law professors offer invaluable commentary and feedback to the students, helping them become better written and oral legal advocates.

Click here for a listing of Regent Law’s most recent Moot Court and other championships.

- By Kristy Morris

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