3.17.2015

Regent University Students Win Second Place at GW Religious Freedom Competition

 Regent Moot Court Team at the GW School
 of Law Religious Freedom Moot Court
 competition.
 Photo courtesy of Tessa Dysart.
Regent University School of Law teams are continuing their victorious arguing streaks at various competitions in the United States.

Earlier in February, two Regent Law Moot Court teams competed at the George Washington School of Law Religious Freedom Moot Court competition. Out of the 28 teams competing, both of Regent's School of Law teams continued to the semi-final rounds.

"I am very proud of both teams; the students put in an incredible amount of work to prepare for the competition," said Tessa Dysart, associate professor in the School of Law. "Clearly their hard work paid off."

Regent has entered this competition for three years running, earning several prestigious accolades along the way. This year, Danielle Bianculli '15, Paul Shakeshaft '15 and Josh Gamboa '16 represented "team one" while Sherilyn Baxter '16, Michael Aiello '16 and Matthew Dunckley '16 comprised "team two."

Shakeshaft was awarded the title of Best Oralist throughout the competition. Amy Vitale '12 (LAW) assisted with coaching the two teams.

And this is only the beginning of successful law student teams. Students in the School of Law also performed well at the Texas Young Lawyers association regional tournament in Washington, D.C., arguing their way to the semi-finals of the tournament.

Law students Kathryn Heyer '14, Leigh Budwell '14 and Joy Degenhart '15 attended the competition along with James Metcalfe, adjunct faculty in the School of Law.

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By Brett Wilson | February 24, 2015