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Negotiation Team Wins Regional ABA Competition

Continuing a tradition of excellence in legal competition, Regent University School of Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) won the 2012 American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Negotiation Competition Nov. 10-11, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Regent Law's winning team will be among the teams competing at the ABA National Negotiation Competition in Dallas Feb. 8-9.

Third-year law students Hannah Carter and Chris Bell placed first from a roster of 24 teams representing universities like Georgetown, American University, George Mason, George Washington University, University of Richmond, the University of Maryland, Washington & Lee, William & Mary and other law schools throughout Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

By winning the competition, Bell and Carter advance to the National Competition for the second time in two years. Last year they finished second in the nation behind the University of Minnesota.

"Our students continue to amaze me with their skill and determination," said Regent Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch. "I can’t wait to see what happens in February as Hannah and Chris compete for the national championship. I am deeply proud of them, and I praise God for his blessing on their efforts."

“Chris and Hannah displayed the highest level of professionalism and ethics as they negotiated some challenging transactions on behalf of their ‘clients,’” said team coach Eric DeGroff. “Their effort was exemplary, and we are thankful for the results.”

Other recent Regent negotiation wins include the 2009 Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition and the 2007 ABA National Negotiation Championship.

Regent Law’s advocacy teams have won over 60 national and regional championships, best brief, and best oralist awards in the school’s 26-year history.

View a complete list of team wins here.

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