Regent School of Law Students Complete Competition Season Strong

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Law Facebook page.
Regent University’s School of Law (LAW) students wrapped up the Moot Court Competition season strongly with a second-place overall win at the Touro Law Center’s Third Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion Competition in Islip, New York on Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8.

LAW students Adam Burton '17, Cassandra Payton '16, and Lucille Wall '17 were coached by LAW professor Bruce Cameron. In addition to taking home the second-place victory, Wall earned marks for Best Oralist in the competition.

This most recent victory contributed to Regent Law’s current status as 4th in the nation for best Moot Court program out of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association by the University of Houston Law Center. This is currently the highest ranking in Regent LAW history.

Schools that finish within the top-16 rank for the 2015-2016 academic year are invited to compete in Houston’s national Moot Court championship in January 2017.

“I am very proud of Lucy, Adam, Cassie, and their coach, Professor Cameron. This is the third year in a row that we have competed and won significant awards at the Touro competition, which reflects the longstanding and ongoing commitment to excellence in our moot court program,” said Michael Hernandez, dean of the School of Law. “Our students and faculty have done a phenomenal job this year.”

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School of Law Continues to Progress in Moot Court Competitions

Price Media Moot Court Team
There are many marks of a great lawyer. Apart from oral arguments, legal writing is key. Regent University School of Law students proved their merit at the Price Media Moot Court Competition in Oxford, England, Wednesday March 30-April, 2.

The team – Christy Hurst, Palmer Hurst and Sandra Alcaide, coached by Professor Jeffrey Brauch – took home the Second-Best Memorial in the World at the international competition.

Additionally, two Regent teams traveled to the Billings, Exum & Frye Competition at Elon School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The first team, including law students Brittany Jones, Daniel Rouleau, and Joshua Gamboa, earned Best Respondent Brief award and overall Best Brief in the competition of 40 teams.

Billings, Exum & Frye Teams
The second team consisting of law students, William Thetford, Lindsey Gilman, and Sam Walsh earned the Best Petitioner Brief award.

“This performance validates that our legal writing and skills training is second to none, in the U.S. and around the world,” said Regent Law Dean Michael Hernandez. “We prepare our students not just to be moot court champions, but to be highly skilled, principled, and ethical advocates who will serve clients with excellence and better the world around them. I am very proud of our students and their accomplishments!”

According to the University of Houston Law Center annual Moot Court Program rankings, Regent’s Moot Court Program currently stands as seventh-best out of all American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools. This places Regent's Moot Court ranking above other universities such as Georgetown University Law School, Texas A & M School of Law, William and Mary University Law School and Yale Law School.

Regent’s competition season will continued Thursday, April 7 as law students entered the Touro Competition at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York.

Learn more about Regent University’s School of Law.

by Brett Wilson Tubbs

Alternative Dispute Resolution Board Hosts Panel

ADR Faculty Advisor Professor Eric DeGroff
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board partnered with Phi Alpha Delta to host an ADR Panel on the importance of skills in negotiation, mediation and client counseling

The three panelists included: John Stepanovich, Mary Commander, and Ben Titter.
















The Panelists









Regent Law Success in Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

Competition:

  • Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition
  • Elon University School of Law
  • March 31-April 2, 2016


Teams:

  • Regent Team 20: Daniel Rouleau, Brittany Jones, and Joshua Gamboa
  • Regent Team 26: William Thetford, Lindsey Gilman, and Samuel Walsh.
  • Coaches: Joshua Jenkins and James Wheeler


Results:

  • Daniel, Brittany, and Joshua won the award for best respondent brief, and overall best brief in the competition!
  • Will, Lindsey, and Sam won the award for best Petitioner brief in the competition.
  • There were 38 other briefs submitted at Elon.
  • Both teams were eliminated after a hard fought quarterfinal round.

Price Media Moot Court Team Wins Second Best Brief

Competition:

Team:

  • Team (pictured L to R): Palmer Hurst, Christy Hurst, Sandra Alcaide
  • Coach: Professor Jeffery Brauch

Results:

  • Congrats to our Price Media Moot Court team for winning 2nd best brief in the world! 


Alternative Dispute Resolution Robert Merhige National Environmental Law Competition

Competition:



Team:

  • Team: Jessica Rigsbee and Chelsea Harkins 
  • Coach: Professor Eric DeGroff


Results:

  • 1 of the 4 teams that advanced to the semi finals.
  • They placed second in the competition.

Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition

Featured here with the Associate Justice of the Charleston Moot Court Board

Competition:


  • March 18-19, 2016
  • South Carolina


Team:


  • Team: Glenn Reynolds ’16, Courtney Marasigan ’17, and Alexandra McPhee ’17 
  • Coach: Assistant Professor Tessa Dysart 


Results:


  • Placed first at the Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition.
  • Reynolds earned the title “best oralist” for the final round of the competition.
  • Scored fourth Best Brief overall
  • Won Best Oralist award of the final round