Regent University School of Law to Host Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 1, 2020) – Regent University School of Law will host the 20th Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in a virtual format on October 8-10, 2020.
This annual competition is named in honor of the late former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Leroy R. Hassell. During his distinguished career, the former chief justice championed constitutional rights and fought for justice for the Commonwealth’s citizens. He was a leader in equality, becoming the first African American Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. He also served as a member of the Regent University School of Law Board of Visitors and as Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence.
“Chief Justice Hassell was a close friend of Regent University School of Law,” said Mark Martin, dean of Regent Law and former chief justice of North Carolina. “A model of professionalism and excellence, Chief Justice Hassell regularly exhorted students to work hard, to do justice, and have faith to achieve their dreams.”
The Regent Law Moot Court Board is honored to announce that the final panel for the 20th Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition includes the following judges:
Presiding Chief Judge:
The Honorable Catharina Hayes, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
The Honorable Jeffrey S. Bivins, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Tennessee
The Honorable Mark Martin, Chief Justice (ret.), Supreme Court of North Carolina
The Honorable Tom Parker, Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
The Honorable William A. Webb, United States Magistrate Judge (ret.), Eastern District of North Carolina
To protect the health and safety of participants, this year’s competition will be held in an entirely virtual format.
Regent University School of Law’s more than 3,300 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law currently ranks in the top 25 percent of all law schools for obtaining judicial clerkships and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. The school offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three-year and part-time formats, an online M.A. in Law, an online M.A. in Financial Planning & Law, an on-campus and online LL.M. in Human Rights and an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies.
Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.