11.21.2011

Moot Court Team Advances to National Competition

After an intense weekend of competition in Richmond, Va., Regent University School of Law’s moot court team will advance to the nationals of the National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) to be held January 30- February 2 in New York City.

The NMCC consists of fifteen regional competitions among law schools nationwide followed by a final competition amongst the top thirty teams in the nation (the top two teams from each region).

Regent’s team of Tristen Cramer, Amy Vitale, and Megan Donley advanced, along with a team from William & Mary, to the national rounds. Regent defeated teams from the University of Virginia, Duke University, the University of Kentucky, Campbell University, and Charlotte School of Law.

Tristen Cramer won the award for the best oralist in the final round. Regent’s team also produced the region’s second best brief.

The NMCC allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of the legal profession. According to team coach Professor Michael Hernandez, the NMCC offers participants a very high level of competition.

“This is one of two true national championships for moot court,” Hernandez said. “The quality of schools in our region is exceptionally high. The other moot court national championship is sponsored by the American Bar Association, and we won that national title in 2006. Tristen, Amy, and Megan did a phenomenal job, and we are eagerly anticipating the national rounds.”

The NMCC is sponsored by the New York Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers and is now in its 62nd year.

Click here to learn more about Regent’s Moot Court Board.