School of Law Hosts 18th Annual LeRoy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law

From October 4-5, 2018, Regent University School of Law hosted the 18th Annual LeRoy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

The competition is in honor of the late Chief Justice LeRoy R. Hassell Sr., the first African American chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Hassell was a respected member of the Regent community, and even served on the Law School Board of Visitors as well as a distinguished Jurist-in-Residence.

“The Law School was honored to host the 18th Annual LeRoy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition this past weekend; we had many esteemed local jurists and practicing attorneys participate in judging the preliminary rounds and we thank them for their time and commitment to Regent Law,” said Judge Patricia West (Ret.), LAW interim dean. “The panel judging the final round of the competition consisted of prominent judges and justices from both federal and state courts throughout the U.S. We are honored that they gave their gift of time to assist our hosting one of the best moot court competitions in the country.”

The competition featured a distinguished panel of guest judges, including Chief Judge Roger Gregory, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Chief Justice Mark Martin, Supreme Court of North Carolina; former Chief Justice Brent Benjamin, Supreme Court of West Virginia; Justice Arthur Kelsey, Supreme Court of Virginia; Justice Stephen McCollough, Supreme Court of Virginia; Justice Daniel Kelly, Supreme Court of Wisconsin; and Laura Hernandez, Senior Counsel, ACLJ.

Students from 20 law schools around the nation competed, including Duke University, William & Mary University, University of Richmond, and Liberty University.