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Moot Court Board Wins Multiple Awards at National Competition

Amy Vitale, Linh Flores, & Matthew Roche
won 2nd overall and Best Brief
Over the weekend of April 1, 2011, Regent Law’s Moot Court Board sent two teams to participate in the inaugural Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC. 

32 teams from 17 schools competed. Of the two teams fielded by Regent, the team comprised of Linh Flores (3L), Amy Vitale (2L) and Matthew Roche (3L) finished second place overall in a well-contested final round, beating out a number of the nation’s best law schools including University of Virginia School of Law, Duke University School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, George Mason University School of Law, and Liberty University School of Law.


Quarter-Finalists Brittany Marks,
Melissa Yatsko, & Sonny Behrends
Regent also brought home the award for the competition’s Best Brief.

The team of Sonny Clinton Behrends (2L), Brittany Marks (3L) and Melissa Yatsko (2L) advanced to the quarter-final round.

Teams competed in a minimum of four rounds. They were judged on the quality of their appellate brief and oral arguments regarding a hypothetical problem that focused on a constitutional law issue currently under consideration by the federal courts.

Both teams were coached by Professor Kathleen McKee, who was assisted by 2L Tristen Cramer. Professor Michael Hernandez, who serves as the faculty advisor for Regent’s Moot Court Board, lauded the success of the two teams. “Our advocates did an excellent job overall representing our school and our Lord,” he said.

Congratulations to the Regent Law Moot Court Board on their continued success in the national competition arena!



 - By Molly Eccles



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