At the close of the 2015-2016 Moot Court competition season, Regent University School of Law ranked fifth in the nation for Best Moot Court Program by the annual report of the University of Houston Law.
Law schools that rank within the top
16 are invited to Houston in January 2017 to participate in the national
championship. Regent ranked above schools such as the University of
Virginia, Baylor University Law School, Colombia University Law School,
and Duke University Law School to qualify for the competition.
This year’s ranking follows the eighth-place Regent teams earned during
the 2014-2015 competition season. The data is pulled from more than 200
law schools in the United States accredited by the American Bar
The rankings are listed annually, and according to LAW Dean Michael
Hernandez this ranking ties the university’s highest-ever – having
achieved the same ranking in 2008.
“This ranking, yet again, confirms what our track-record of over 20
years reflects,” said Hernandez. “Our top-notch skills program is
consistently one of the best in the nation and around the world.”
Professor Tessa Dysart, who served as the Moot Court faculty advisor for
the 2015-2016 academic year, attributes the success of the program to
“First, it’s the hard work of the students. They put countless hours
into preparing for these competitions, and it really showed this year!”
said Dysart. “Second, the contribution of the faculty. We won several
brief awards this year, which speaks well of our excellent legal writing
Additionally, Dysart said the success of the teams was guided by the
work of several faculty members who volunteered to coach teams, as well
as support from the central university. This is especially important, as
Regent students interact with members of teams and faculty from
competing schools as well as local attorneys and judges.
“By being so well-prepared and demonstrating excellence at the
competition, we show what a great legal education program Regent
offers,” said Dysart.
Learn more about Regent University’s School of Law.
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