Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National
Moot Court Competition
The 14th Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition was held on October 10-11, 2014 at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia and it was a huge success. Over forty-five attorney's and judges participated and the competition consisted of nineteen competing teams. Congratulations to Florida Coastal School of Law for winning the oral portion of the competition and to Texas Tech School of Law for achieving the highest brief score of the competition.
The annual competition is named in honor of the late former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Chief Justice Hassell dedicated his life to the fight for justice for the Commonwealth’s citizens. During his distinguished career, the former Chief Justice championed constitutional rights. He was a leader in equality becoming the first African American Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Hassell was a close friend of Regent University School of Law. He served as a member of the Regent University School of Law Board of Visitors and as our Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence. A model of professionalism and excellence, the Chief Justice regularly exhorted our students to work hard, to do justice, and have faith to achieve their dreams. He was a true inspiration to students and faculty alike.