Moot Court Regent Cup

Moot Court Regent Cup Competition


The 2011 Regent Cup Competition was an inspiring and spirited competition where students were able to advance their oral skills with enthusiasm. This year’s problem involved the constitutional doctrine of ripeness in the context of a free speech challenge to a state statute . Moot Court Board Associates argued as part of board membership, along with many Appellate Advocacy students who received extra credit from their professors. All students argued the two-part test of the ripeness doctrine over a two day period until the competition was narrowed down to two finalists.

Among the judges were many outside attorneys, Moot Court Board members, and Regent professors. After numerous competitive rounds, two Moot Court Board Associates, Christopher Young and Jessica Pak, argued in front of fellow students and faculty. Christopher Young took first place, while Jessica Pak came in second. 3L Josiah Contarino won Best Brief and 3L Sonny Behrends took home Best Oralist.

Many thanks go to Blake Anderson, Competition Director, for a smooth and successful competition which allowed students the opportunity to develop in an area where God has called them to shine. The competition demonstrated the professionalism and excellence that typifies Regent Law.