CAS Moot Court Team Takes Top Three – Prepares for National Tournament

Battling 44 teams and 88 competitors, Regent University undergraduate students took the top three places in the Moot Court Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament November 6 and 7 at Regent University. These top teams will go on to compete in a national tournament at California State University at Long Beach.

“In the semi-final round, we had three Regent teams and one Patrick Henry team,” said Dr. Nicholas Higgins, assistant professor of Government and faculty sponsor of Regent’s College of Arts & Sciences’ (CAS) Moot Court team. “The final round was an all-Regent final Two of our teams argued very well before Regent Law Dean Michael Hernandez, Law Professor Tessa Dyssart and local attorneys.”

Eight teams from Regent competed in the tournament. Five of these teams placed within the top 16. Two Regent students received top-five speaker awards. Michael Maunder received second and Abigail Lisa received fourth. Marie Dienhart, a third-year law student in Regent’s School of Law, coached the team to success.

“I know these students have worked diligently all semester,” said Higgins. “They are shining examples of the quality of our students.”

Michael Maunder, Lexi Cross, Abigail Lisa, Ariel Hensius, Seth Connell and Madeline Person will be competing in the upcoming national tournament. They will be preparing to travel to Long Beach, California on January 15 and 16.