Skip to main content

Regent Moot Court Board Hosts Annual Competition

Regent University Law School's Moot Court Board hosted the eleventh annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Moot Court Competition over the weekend of Feb. 17-18, drawing thirteen competition teams from across the nation to Virginia Beach, Va.

Teams from New York School of Law, Brigham Young University, Touoro Law Center, and the William & Mary Law School were judged by a number of distinguished competition guest judges including Virginia Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn. Several practicing attorneys and Regent Law faculty members rounded out the judging panel.

Liberty University School of Law's team won the championship in a 5-4 final round decision. As event hosts Regent Law s teams did not compete.

"The competition is named in honor the late Virginia Supreme Court Justice and Regent Law jurist-in-residence Leroy R. Hassell Sr. "We want to honor Justice Hassell's memory because of his tremendous service to the Commonwealth, as well as Regent Law," said Moot Court Board member and third-year law student Sonny Behrends. "He motivated and inspired us to seek justice and pursue our dreams, and his life exemplified excellence as the first African-American chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court."

In addition to hosting national competitions, Regent s competition teams continue perform with excellence nationwide. Two teams from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) placed among the top five teams in the American Bar Association (ABA) National Negotiation Competition in New Orleans Feb. 3-4.

Regent's Moot Court Board team advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) held Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 in New York City, finishing among the top eight teams in the nation.

Popular posts from this blog

Regent Law Named One of PreLaw Magazine's 20 Most Innovative Law Schools

Regent University School of Law was recently identified as one of PreLaw Magazine's 20 Most Innovative Law Schools, defined as "...schools that are on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing students for the future."


Pages 32-33 of the article reads,
Through Regent Law's Integrated Lawyer Training, students participate in a number of opportunities designed to enhance their legal education through hands-on training and ethical formation.  Students learn workplace skills, such as basic accounting principles and technological competence with e-discovery, e-filing and other cutting edge law office technology. Third year students also have the opportunity to participate in a for-credit apprenticeship, where they work and study under an attorney while taking online coursework.  Regent Law was also ranked in the top 15 of law schools for human rights law and given an "A" rating.

Click here to read PreLaw Magazine's Back to School 2017 issue > 

Click here …

Two Regent Law Alums Receive JAG Appointments at George Washington

Congratulations to Regent Law alums John Legg (’08) and Ari Craig (‘09), two of only three recipients of Judge Advocate General (JAG) appointments to the National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law LL.M. program at George Washington.


John is a JAG in the Air Force and his follow-on assignment is to the Department of Law at the Air Force Academy to teach cadets.

Ari,  a JAG in the Navy, will be assigned to an operational law billet in Washington, D.C.

Selection by the armed services for this LL.M. Program is based on the applicant’s military record as an officer. We are very proud of them both!

Regent Law Trains Lawyers Called to Fight for Social Justice

As Regional Legal Coordinator with Freedom Firm in Maharashtra, India, Evan Henck ‘07 helps unravel the complex legal and social difficulties that come with prosecuting sex trafficking.
Evan’s virtual journal entry below depicts the sobering reality of the sex trade even as it celebrates the Freedom Firm’s recent progress. It originally appeared in the 2010 Spring/Summer edition of “Brief Remark”, Regent University School of Law’s new biannual publication.
From giving papers at a national human rights conferences and training human rights attorneys, to subsidizing summer internships within the nascent Center for Global Justice, the Regent Law community is committed to furthering the cause of justice at home and abroad.
If you feel called to the legal profession and to the fight for social justice, a Regent J.D. might be for you. Learn more here.

Jan. 16 2010
Maharashtra, India
In January an informant phoned Suresh Pawar, a human rights activist with the Freedom Firm in Maharashtra, India,…