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Regent Law in Top 10 Percent for Moot Court Programs

Regent University School of Law's Moot Court Program closed the 2013-2014 season with a strong finish. In May 2014, the University of Houston released its Moot Court Competition rankings for law schools, and Regent's Moot Court Program was listed among the nation's top 20, finishing in the top 10 percent for law schools across the nation.

According to the University of Houston, Regent's program ranked ahead of other universities such as Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the University of Virginia Law School.

"I was really pleased to see our recognition in the latest ranking," said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law. "It reflects the hard work, the dedication and the success of a lot of people—from our talented students to the outstanding faculty and coaches who prepare them."

Michael Hernandez, professor in the School of Law and faculty adviser to the Moot Court Board, agreed that this ranking accurately portrays the quality of Regent's Moot Court Program, and should be a factor for prospective law students when choosing their law programs.

"In this environment and this economy, prospective students want to know they're going to get the important skill sets to practice law well," said Hernandez.

Regent's Moot Court Program earned "Best Brief" and "Best Oralist" honors at several national competitions throughout the year, and also claimed second place at the 2014 National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition in April.

According to Hernandez, the program couldn't have reached its current ranking without the help of his colleagues who worked well together to ensure the success of the students' arguments and briefs.

"We've also had some very successful years in the past—and it really shows the value of not only our staff, but our exceptional students," said Hernandez. "It's a team effort."

See a full listing of Regent Law awards.

By Brett Wilson

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