Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National
Moot Court Competition
William and Mary came away as the tournament champions for Regent Law's National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Board hosted its 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.
The Regent Moot Court Board is thankful to all the judges and attorneys who gave of their time to help make this competition a success.
The following schools competed in the 2011 competition:
Brigham Young University Law School
Elon University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
Liberty University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
Touro Law Center
University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Villanova University School of Law
William and Mary Law School