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Regent University School of Law’s Price Media Team Qualifies for International Moot Court Competition in Oxford, England

Regent University School of Law’s Price Media Moot Court Team. Photo courtesy of Regent University Moot Court Board Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of Regent University Moot Court Board Facebook page.

Regent University School of Law’s (LAW) Price Media Moot Court Team is keeping up with the arguments of its predecessors – on Friday, January 27, the team once again advanced to the international rounds in Oxford England.

The team competed at the Americas Region of the Price Media tournament in New York City, New York, where LAW students Pamela Dodge (’17), Courtney Marasigan (’17), and Kate Sawyer (’17), coached by LAW professor Jeffrey Brauch, took home the second-best brief in the Western Hemisphere.

“I am deeply proud of Pam, Courtney, and Kate,” said Brauch. “They displayed tireless preparation at home and consistent excellence during the tournament. They brought honor to Regent and to Jesus Christ. I can’t wait to see what they will next achieve as they head to Oxford and compete for the world championship!”

The team will continue to prepare for the international rounds in April 2017. LAW dean, Michael Hernandez, explained that skills boards such as Moot Court, Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution are “vital” to Regent’s law training.

“I have been privileged to use the skills I developed as a litigator in private practice to help build the moot court program at Regent Law. Coaching teams is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a faculty member — It combines teaching and mentoring, while providing what is arguably the most valuable learning experience for students,” said Hernandez. “As Dean, I do not have as much time to devote to coaching as I did previously, but it is immeasurably rewarding to continue to work closely with the students, who are great representatives of our school.”

Over the weekend, Hernandez coached the LAW team which competed at the Andrews Kurth National Invitational Championship. LAW students Lucille Wall (’17), Noah DiPasquale (’17), and Trayce Hockstad (’17) represented Regent as among the top 16 moot court programs in the nation.

DiPasquale said his favorite part of the competition was interacting with Hernandez and working with his team to represent Regent and Christ “with excellence.”

“We had a fantastic time growing together as a team as we prepared for this competition, and we gave our best performance this past weekend in Houston,” said DiPasquale. “It was an exhilarating experience, and I am so glad that we have the opportunity to be involved in activities like this here at Regent.”

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Regent Law Students Complete Competition Season Strong

Regent law school students wrapped up the Moot Court Competition season strongly. Photo courtesy of the Regent Law Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of the Regent Law Facebook page.

Regent University’s School of Law (LAW) students wrapped up the Moot Court Competition season strongly with a second-place overall win at the Touro Law Center’s Third Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion Competition in Islip, New York on Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8.

LAW students Adam Burton ’17, Cassandra Payton ’16, and Lucille Wall ’17 were coached by LAW professor Bruce Cameron. In addition to taking home the second-place victory, Wall earned marks for Best Oralist in the competition.

This most recent victory contributed to Regent Law’s current status as 4th in the nation for best Moot Court program out of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association by the University of Houston Law Center. This is currently the highest ranking in Regent LAW history.

Schools that finish within the top-16 rank for the 2015-2016 academic year are invited to compete in Houston’s national Moot Court championship in January 2017.

“I am very proud of Lucy, Adam, Cassie, and their coach, Professor Cameron. This is the third year in a row that we have competed and won significant awards at the Touro competition, which reflects the longstanding and ongoing commitment to excellence in our moot court program,” said Michael Hernandez, dean of the School of Law. “Our students and faculty have done a phenomenal job this year.”

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