Regent University’s School of Law has been ranked as the nation’s sixth best Moot Court program out of all American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in the United States by the University of Houston Law Center’s annual report.
Regent is ranked among schools such as George Washington School of Law, Columbia Law School, and Cornell University Law School.
On Saturday, March 8, law students Renee Knudsen ’16, Palmer Horst ’16 and Marie Dienhart ’16 did their part, becoming one of four groups from of 191 competing teams to advance from the regional round of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in St. Louis, Missouri. The team also took home the third-best brief award.
Veteran moot court and School of Law professor Michael Hernandez coached the team.
“It’s gratifying to see talented students reach their potential and represent Regent with excellence,” said Hernandez. “Students who compete at moot court work very hard and it’s a blessing to see that hard work rewarded.”
Hernandez explained the vitality of these competitions for training future litigators to prepare for communicating well under pressure.
“Many employers look at moot court accomplishments as an important marker of success and ability,” said Hernandez. “The experience students gain researching, writing and arguing complex legal issues are unsurpassed in law school. The skills they develop prepare them well for the practice of law, particularly in all forms of litigation.”
The team will continue their arguments at the national round of the competition in Chicago during the month of April.
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