Regent University School of Law Teams Place in Top 5 at ABA Competition

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Two Regent competition teams placed among the top five teams in the American Bar Association (ABA) National Negotiation Competition recently in New Orleans.

Competing among the top legal students in the nation, two Regent University School of Law competition teams from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) placed among the top five teams in the American Bar Association (ABA) National Negotiation Competition in New Orleans Feb. 3-4.

Regent Law's ADR teams were two of 24 teams competing at the prestigious ABA event. Regent was the only law school to send two teams to this competition, and those teams finished second and fifth in the nation. At the regional level, 228 teams started this competition. The University of Minnesota won the title, and other law schools that had teams qualifying for the finals included the College of William & Mary, Boston University School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

“These outstanding results are another confirmation of the rigorous training future lawyers receive in Regent's School of Law,” said Regent’s president, Dr. Carlos Campo “My congratulations to the students and their professors for their diligence and commitment to excellence.”

“I am deeply proud of these students and our coach, Professor Eric DeGroff," said Regent Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch. "This result reflects great talent, dedication, and tremendous effort. I wouldn't trade our advocacy training program for any program in the country.”

Other recent Regent ADR wins include the 2009 Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition and the 2007 ABA National Negotiation Championship.

In other law competition news, Regent Law's Moot Court Team advanced to the quarterfinals in the New York City Bar's National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) held Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 in New York City. They finished as one of the top eight teams out of a field of 191 teams from around the country. Their competition brief was graded as the second best brief in the nation.

According to team coach Professor Mike Hernandez, "The NMCC is one of two true national championships for moot court. The other moot court national championship is sponsored by the American Bar Association, and we won that national title in 2006. Our students did a phenomenal job.”

Regent’s Moot Court team advanced past teams from the University of Virginia, Duke University, the University of Kentucky, Campbell University and Charlotte School of Law at the regional competition to make the national round.

Founded in 1978, Regent University has more than 5,700 students studying on its campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. Regent offers associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in fields including business, communication and the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, and psychology and counseling. For further information, please visit:


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