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Law Team Wins Second Place in International Moot Court Competition

By Brett Wilson | April 12, 2013

Regent School of Law's Moot Court Team in Oxford, England.
Photo Courtesy of Price Moot Court Competition.

On Friday, April 12, Regent University School of Law's moot court competition team finished in second place in the University of Oxford's Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. This was Regent Law's first time to participate in an international competition.

Law students Monica Bailey, Alexis Fenell, Kevin Hoffman and Caleb Wan, coached by Professor Michael Hernandez, traveled to Oxford, England, to argue a case regarding the rule of law and international norms for freedom of expression. Regent's moot court team was one of two teams to advance to the international round. Thirty-eight institutions, including the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, sent teams to the event.

"In recent years, our Regent Law students have earned much success at the regional and national levels, but it's especially gratifying and exciting to see them place so highly in our first international competition," said Regent Law dean Jeffrey Brauch. "I'm very proud of our moot court team and Coach Mike Hernandez. They all worked extremely hard to reach this prestigious competition, and they represented Regent very well."

The Regent team had the highest score going into the quarterfinals and came out ahead of the law schools in the Americas region, including Cardozo, Brooklyn and Southwestern.

The Price competition, which features regional rounds held in South Asia, South East Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, is known for its wide range of student competitors and notable guest judges from international courts, including the Hague and the European Court of Human Rights, and from law firms specializing in media law.

Previously, Regent finished second place overall in the Americas Regional Round held in New York City in January 2013. There, the team's legal brief was recognized as the competition's third best brief.

Regent Law was one of four schools from the United States in the international competition and the only team from the Americas Regional Round to advance to the final.

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