After a year of national and international Moot Court competitions, Regent University's School of Law was ranked in the top 10 for Best Moot Court Program in the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship rankings by the University of Houston Law Center.
Regent was ranked 8th among 202 American Bar Association (ABA)
accredited law schools in the United States, placing above schools such
as Harvard School of Law, Yale School of Law and New York University
School of Law.
“Our ranking of 8th out of over 200
ABA accredited U.S. law schools validates the excellence of our
curriculum, skills training, faculty, students and Moot Court program,”
said Michael Hernandez, dean of the School of Law. “It was a true team
effort, and I am very proud to have the privilege of leading the Regent
Law School team.”
Prior to his stepping into the role as dean, Hernandez has had a
long-standing history with Regent’s Moot Court program. He’s been an
important leader in the program since its modest start in 1994. Teams
from Regent have performed well against national and international
competitors alike; including finishing second place at the University of
Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme.
Moot Court programs serve as a vital component of the hands-on legal
training students receive at the School of Law. This comprehensive
learning experience is an aspect of this program to which Hernandez is
“We’re dedicated to academic and professional excellence, not just in
word, but in fact. Our Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, Appellate
Advocacy, and Advanced Appellate Advocacy courses are the foundation of
our successes in Moot Court,” said Hernandez. “Skills training alone is
not enough to produce outstanding advocates and attorneys — our students
must be, and are, trained rigorously in analytical skills and
substantive knowledge. Our Moot Court program would not be so successful
without such a comprehensive and holistic approach to training our
With the honor of the ranking also comes an invitation to the 2016
Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. Regent's team will be
one of 16 from the nation who qualify for the invitational.
Learn more about Regent University's School of Law.
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