Regent Law Moot Court

February 11-12, 2011

Moot Court Board Hosts Its Tenth National Constitutional Law Competition

William and Mary came away as the tournament champions for Regent Law's Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Board hosted it's 10th annual competition on February 11th and 12th in Virginia Beach. The problem this year was related to current events and focused on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under the Commerce Clause. Sixteen teams from twelve schools competed in a simulated federal circuit court environment arguing before prominent local and national judges and attorneys.

The Competition culminated in its traditional awards banquet. Candice Hooper, a Regent Law alumnus and former Regent Moot Court Board member, presented a keynote address about her work as a Virginia Assistant Attorney General for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Civil Investigations Squad. Speaking from experience, Mrs. Hooper urged the competitors not to be afraid of facing a challenge for fear of rejection. Awards were given for Best Oralist, Best Brief, and Competition Champion. The final round ended with a 5-4 decision in favor of William and Mary. Liberty University took second place.

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