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Law Team Wins Transactions Competition

As the competition season continues, Regent University School of Law students continue to showcase their skills and abilities at a number of competitions around the country.

Third-year law students Max Thelen and Mike Pallai recently took first place at the third annual Business Transactions Competition held at Liberty University in Lynchburg on Saturday, Feb. 25. At the one-day competition Thelen and Pallai bested two teams from Washington and Lee School of Law and seven from Liberty University School of Law to win the championship.

Their win adds to recent Alternative Dispute Resolution and Moot Court Top Five and Top Eight national competition finishes, respectively.

Several other Regent teams have also had remarkable competition seasons.

The moot court team of third-year law student Jonathan Young and second-year law student Jessica Pak recently advanced to the quarterfinals of the J. Braxton Craven Jr. Memorial Competition held Feb. 22-25, at the University of North Carolina's School of Law. At the competition, Young received the Best Oralist award.

At the William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament held at William and Mary Law School Feb. 17-18, Regent's team of second-year law students Paul Bailey, Becca Tingstrom and Caleb Wan advanced to the quarterfinal round finishing fifth overall.

In early February, third-year law student Mattia Corse and second-year law student Christopher Young finished among the top five teams in the NBLSA National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Regional Competition.

Regent Law's client counseling teams finished strong at the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition on Friday, Feb. 17. The team of second-year law student Yodani Powell and third-year student Alethea Ypsilanti made the semi-final round and finished among the top four teams out of twelve. Regent's team of second-year students Alisha Jackson and Steven Scordalakis placed fifth overall.

Regent University School of Law has won over 60 national and regional championships, best brief, and best oralist awards in its 25 year history.

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