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Welcome to RUDA!

Regent University Debate Association (RUDA)Regent University Debate Association (RUDA) is Regent's undergraduate debate and moot court student group. We compete in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (ACMA) new window each year.

Debate gives students a great opportunity to practice critical thinking, research, and speaking skills – traits which are invaluable to any student, regardless of major or discipline. Moreover, as Christians, we believe that all Christians are commended, in the words of 1 Peter 3:15-16, to always be "prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame." Debate can help students learn the necessary skills to do this well.

Please take a look at our website, which includes more information about moot court and our statement of purpose, as well as introductions and testimonials from our faculty advisor and student leaders.

For more information about RUDA, please e-mail our faculty advisor, Nicholas Higgins at

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