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Regent Hosts National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Earlier this month, Regent University's Moot Courtroom was filled to the brim with trial advocate competitors from all over the nation who participated in the Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, hosted annually by Regent's School of Law (LAW).

Fall Semester 2015 marked the 15th year that LAW has hosted the competition. This year 15 teams, made up of about 50 competitors, participated in the event. The chief justice, for whom the competition was named, was the first African-American to preside on the Virginia Supreme Court.

"He was a great friend of this school," said Jason Rodriguez '16 (LAW), chairman of Regent's Moot Court team. And though Hassell passed away in early 2011, the school continues to host the competition in his honor.

Rodriguez was active in his hospitality service to the competitors. He and his teammates had an "all hands on deck" approach to the weekend, ensuring the competitors an…