Regent Sweeps Regional Round of Price Media International Law Competition

Third year Regent University School of Law student Jessica Krentz ’15 is blowing the “those who can’t do teach” stereotype out of the international water.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Krentz along with her teammates Lindsey Brower ’15 and Carly Havens ’15 took home first prize in the regional round of the Price International Moot Court Competition Americas Regional in New York City.

This victory came just a few short weeks after Krentz coached the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Moot Court team to their third-place victory at the American Collegiate Moot Court National Competition.

“Experiencing two major victories within the course of two weeks was an excellent testament to God’s grace and blessing in Regent’s Moot Court Program,” said Krentz. “This month has been very hard and very busy for me, but seeing both teams take home significant trophies has been one of the best experiences of my law school career.”

The team, coached by Regent Law professor Michael Hernandez, beat out competitors from Brazil, the Bahamas, Trinidad, Tobago and Florida International Law School.

“I’m deeply proud of the Regent students who traveled to New York last weekend they displayed great talent hard work and exceptional preparation and it was a joy to see their success. I also praise God for his blessing on them and their program,” said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law.

“If you have an interest in appellate advocacy you couldn’t go to a better school than Regent for your preparation. Our students regularly are rated among the best in the nation and now the world in their appellate skills,” said Brauch.

Winning at this capacity means that the team now has skin in the international rounds of the competition. They will travel to Oxford University on March 24-27; the same competition Regent’s team took home second prize for in 2013.

The team also competed very well at the individual level, taking home the competition’s best brief (written by Havens) and best oral argument (presented by Brower and Krentz) awards during its final round.

“I really enjoy how challenging Moot Court is and how much it’s developed and challenged my character and faith,” said Krentz. “God has really used Moot Court to teach me a lot about humility, respecting others and finding my identity in Him alone.”

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