Law Team Advances to National Competition
For the third consecutive year, Regent University's School of Law
Moot Court team has advanced to the finals of the National Moot Court
On Saturday, Nov. 16, Regent's team finished second place overall in the regional round held in Richmond, Va.
Regent's team also took home the best brief award, marking the second year in a row Regent has received this distinction.
The finals will be held February 2014 in New York City.
"I was gratified to hear the outcome of the New York Bar Association
Regional Tournament. Our team prepared and competed with excellence, and
they showed once again that Regent students can compete with anyone in
the country in their advocacy skills," said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the
School of Law. "I look forward to seeing them compete for the National
Championship in the spring, and I praise God for their success!"
Third year Regent Law students Sharon Kerk, Erik McCauley, and Joshua
Smith comprise this year's moot court team. These students were led by
law professor Michael Hernandez, who serves as faculty advisor to the
Moot Court Board as well as the coach for Regent's team.
"I am very proud of Sharon, Erik, and Joshua. They did an excellent job
both in writing the brief and in the oral arguments," said Hernandez.
"Most importantly, they were excellent representatives of Regent and our
Lord. We are looking forward to the nationals!"
During the regional competition, Regent participated with 21 teams,
coming out ahead of teams from Charlotte School of Law, Campbell Law
School, Richmond University School of Law and University of Louisville.
Also participating in the competition were teams from Duke University,
George Mason University and William & Mary. Regent came in second
place to a close final round up against Wake Forest University School of
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