Regent School of Law—Awards & Honors

Regent University School of Law’s Center for Advocacy teams have won more than 60 national and regional championships, best brief, and best oralist awards.

The center trains students in the legal skills of negotiation, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy, developing competition teams that are among the top teams in the nation.

In addition to the following highlights, view a complete list of team wins here.

2013 University of Oxford Media Law Competition: 2nd Place

Regent Law’s Moot Court team finished second at the University of Oxford’s Price Media Law Moot Court Programme on April 12, 2013. Regent Law students Monica Bailey, Alexis Fenell, Kevin Hoffman, and Caleb Wan, and their coach Professor Michael Hernandez, traveled to Oxford, England, to argue a case on the rule of law and international norms for freedom of expression. 

Regent Law advanced to the international rounds from the 23-team Americas Regional and finished second out of 38 teams at the international rounds. Regent's team was the only team from the Americas Regional to advance to the final round.

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2012 ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Regional Champions

Continuing a tradition of excellence in legal competition, Regent Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board won the 2012 American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition, which was held from November 10-11 at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Pictured (L-R): Christopher Bell and Hannah Carter

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2012 National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) Regional Champions

Regent's Moot Court team, which was composed of Andrew Kartchner, Jessica Pak, and Paul Bailey, won the Region IV Competition of the National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the New York Bar Association. Regent’s team also won the competition award for best brief. Held Nov. 16-17 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., the competition included 22 teams. The team went on to compete in the 2013 National Competition, where they earned second place for best brief.

Pictured (L-R): Paul Bailey, Jessica Pak, and Andrew Kartchner

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2012 National Moot Court Competition Top 8 and Second Best Brief

2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition Champions Regent's Moot Court team, which was composed of Tristen Cramer, Amy Vitale and Megan Donley, finished as one of the top eight teams out of a field of 191 teams from around the country. Their competition brief was graded as the second best brief in the nation.

Pictured (L-R): Amy Vitale, Professor Mike Hernandez, Tristan Cramer, Megan Donley

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2012 ABA National Negotiation Competition Second & Fifth Place

2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition ChampionsTwo teams from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board placed among the top five teams in the American Bar Association National Negotiation Competition in New Orleans, which was held Feb. 3-4. Regent was the only law school to send two teams to this competition. The teams finished second and fifth place in the nation.

Pictured (L-R): Chris Bell, Hannah Carter, Professor Eric DeGroff, Braden Morgan, Shiann Ashenbrenner

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2011 Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition Second Place and Best Brief Honors

2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition ChampionsAmy Vitale, Linh Flores, and Matthew Roche beat 30 teams for second place overall at the 2011 Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted at Elon University School of Law. They were also awarded best brief.

Pictured (L-R): Amy Vitale, Linh Flores, Matthew Roche.

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2011 William B. Spong, Jr. Moot Court Invitational Tournament Best Oralist

2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition ChampionsJonathan Young received top individual honors as best oralist at this year’s William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Tournament hosted by William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va.

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2011 William B. Spong, Jr. Moot Court Invitational Tournament Third Place Honors

2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition ChampionsOf the 21 teams that competed, Regent Law students Annalise Lang, Jamie Barton, and Jonathan Young received third place overall in the 2011 William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Tournament hosted by William and Mary Law School.  

Pictured (L-R):  Annalise Lang, Jonathan Young, Jamie Barton


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2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition Champions

2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition ChampionsRegent Law teams are two-for-two in winning the National Black Law Students Association International Negotiation Competition.

In 2010, Efrem Craig and Tiffany Verdell advanced past teams from Boston University and the University of Virginia to win the national championship, scoring 98 out of 100 in the final round.

NBLSA’s International Negotiation Competition is designed to hone the negotiation skills vital to a legal career while fostering an awareness of timely issues facing the global community. The winning team successfully negotiated real-life, cross-border conflicts over multiple 80 minute competition rounds.

Pictured (L-R): Efrem Craig, Tiffany Verdell

Read more about Regent’s 2010 NBLSA National Negotiation Competition championship here.

2010 Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Champions

2010 Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional ChampionsRegent’s team of Kate Hart and David Johnson, who were coached by fellow Trial Advocacy Board member Lu Aloupas, defeated teams from the University of Virginia, William and Mary, and the University of Richmond to capture the 2010 Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Championship.

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2009 National Pretrial Competition Champions

2009 National Pretrial Competition Champions Kate Hart, Jerry Harris, Lu Aloupas, and David Johnson finished as the overall 2009 National Pretrial Champions. The team also won the best brief award and completed a clean sweep of the final round awards when Kate Hart was named best oral advocate for the semi-final round and Jerry Harris was named the best oral advocate for the final round.

Pictured (L-R): Kate Hart, Jerry Harris, Lu Aloupas, Prof. David Velloney, David Johnson

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2009 William B. Spong, Jr. Moot Court Invitational Tournament Champions

regent law spongThe Moot Court team took first place honors at the William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament, sponsored by William and Mary Law School.

Pictured (L-R): Audre Honnas, Professor Michael Hernandez, Chuck Slemp

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2009  Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition

regent law adrOur Alternative Dispute Resolution team won the Robert R. Merhige Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition held at the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law.

Pictured (L-R): Bo Holden, Professor Eric DeGroff, and Katy Dacanay

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2008 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition – Regional Champions

regent law naacOut of 31 moot court teams competing in the 2008 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C., two teams from Regent Law emerged as Regional Champions and advanced to the national finals. Two of Regent's teams also won first and second best brief awards at the regional competition.

Pictured Front (L-R): James Nealis, Josh Jewett, Rhonda Kinard

Pictured Back (L-R): John Legg, Valerie Kuntz, Cort Walker

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2007 ABA National Negotiation Championship

negotiationsIn 2007, two Regent Law students went head-to-head with 219 other teams from the nation’s top law schools to take first place in the prestigious American Bar Association National Negotiation Competition.

This marked the second consecutive national win for Regent Law.

Pictured: Steven Pfeiffer, Dawn Young


2006 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

In 2006, a team of Regent Law students won the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, winning the moot court contest and placing first for the nation’s Best Brief.  (Video below: Dannielle Hall, Dean Scharnhorst, Andrew Baugher, Moot Court National Champions.)