RUDA Faculty Advisor
Dr. Caleb Verbois
I have served as the faculty advisor for RUDA for the past year. I meet with the leadership team on a regular basis and help them plan out activities each semester, as well as think about what competitions and debate formats we will be involved in each year. Last year, we competed in Moot Court for the first time and were delighted to send a team to the national Moot Court competition. This year, we hope to build on that performance, especially given that the national tournament will be held at Regent University.
We are also considering competing in Mock Trial in the future, which has some similarities with Moot Court, but also a number of differences, as it focuses on a criminal trial, rather than an appellate court presentation.
I think that the skills learned in debate are highly useful for all college students, regardless of major, but that they are particularly valuable for government students and any students who are thinking about graduate school, law school, or entering public life.
I would be happy to answer questions from any students or parents who are considering Regent and interested in participating in RUDA. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 757-352-4551. You can find a little more information about who I am and what I do at Regent on my university webpage.
Assistant Professor of Government, Regent University