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Law Team Advances to National Competition

For the third consecutive year, Regent University's School of Law Moot Court team has advanced to the finals of the National Moot Court Competition.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Regent's team finished second place overall in the regional round held in Richmond, Va.

Regent's team also took home the best brief award, marking the second year in a row Regent has received this distinction.

The finals will be held February 2014 in New York City.

"I was gratified to hear the outcome of the New York Bar Association Regional Tournament. Our team prepared and competed with excellence, and they showed once again that Regent students can compete with anyone in the country in their advocacy skills," said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law. "I look forward to seeing them compete for the National Championship in the spring, and I praise God for their success!"

Third year Regent Law students Sharon Kerk, Erik McCauley, and Joshua Smith comprise this year's moot court team. These students were led by law professor Michael Hernandez, who serves as faculty advisor to the Moot Court Board as well as the coach for Regent's team.

"I am very proud of Sharon, Erik, and Joshua. They did an excellent job both in writing the brief and in the oral arguments," said Hernandez. "Most importantly, they were excellent representatives of Regent and our Lord. We are looking forward to the nationals!"

During the regional competition, Regent participated with 21 teams, coming out ahead of teams from Charlotte School of Law, Campbell Law School, Richmond University School of Law and University of Louisville.

Also participating in the competition were teams from Duke University, George Mason University and William & Mary. Regent came in second place to a close final round up against Wake Forest University School of Law.

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By Brett Wilson

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