After a year of national and international Moot Court competitions, Regent University’s School of Law was ranked in the top 10 for Best Moot Court Program in the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship rankings by the University of Houston Law Center.
Regent was ranked 8th among 202 American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in the United States, placing above schools such as Harvard School of Law, Yale School of Law and New York University School of Law.
“Our ranking of 8th out of over 200 ABA accredited U.S. law schools validates the excellence of our curriculum, skills training, faculty, students and Moot Court program,” said Michael Hernandez, dean of the School of Law. “It was a true team effort, and I am very proud to have the privilege of leading the Regent Law School team.”
Prior to his stepping into the role as dean, Hernandez has had a long-standing history with Regent’s Moot Court program. He’s been an important leader in the program since its modest start in 1994. Teams from Regent have performed well against national and international competitors alike; including finishing second place at the University of Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. Moot Court programs serve as a vital component of the hands-on legal training students receive at the School of Law. This comprehensive learning experience is an aspect of this program to which Hernandez is most dedicated.
“We’re dedicated to academic and professional excellence, not just in word, but in fact. Our Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Advanced Appellate Advocacy courses are the foundation of our successes in Moot Court,” said Hernandez. “Skills training alone is not enough to produce outstanding advocates and attorneys — our students must be, and are, trained rigorously in analytical skills and substantive knowledge. Our Moot Court program would not be so successful without such a comprehensive and holistic approach to training our students.”
With the honor of the ranking also comes an invitation to the 2016 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. Regent’s team will be one of 16 from the nation who qualify for the invitational.
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