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Two Regent Law Alums Receive JAG Appointments at George Washington

Congratulations to Regent Law alums John Legg (’08) and Ari Craig (‘09), two of only three recipients of Judge Advocate General (JAG) appointments to the National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law LL.M. program at George Washington.

John is a JAG in the Air Force and his follow-on assignment is to the Department of Law at the Air Force Academy to teach cadets.

Ari,  a JAG in the Navy, will be assigned to an operational law billet in Washington, D.C.

Selection by the armed services for this LL.M. Program is based on the applicant’s military record as an officer. We are very proud of them both!

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“Be the Best that You can Be!” Janet Ashcroft, Wife of Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Speaks to Regent Law Women

Janet Ashcroft, wife of former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, is a “renaissance woman”.

“I am grateful for all the roles I have had in my life thus far,” Ashcroft told a group of female Regent University School of Law students at a Regent luncheon she hosted.

Mrs. Ashcroft is a wife, mother, lawyer, published author, professor, water-skier and snow-skier, among other talents.

At the lunch she shared how she balanced her professional career with her personal responsibilities, all the while supporting her husband and his political career.

“We didn’t do a lot of planning, but the Lord really guided us through our victories as well as our losses,” said Ashcroft.

Mrs. Ashcroft explained that her husband’s “life is a picture of him intending to do one thing and God pulling him in a different direction.”

She also encouraged the women of Regent Law to keep their faith at the forefront throughout their careers.

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Regent Law Named One of PreLaw Magazine's 20 Most Innovative Law Schools

Regent University School of Law was recently identified as one of PreLaw Magazine's 20 Most Innovative Law Schools, defined as "...schools that are on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing students for the future."

Pages 32-33 of the article reads,
Through Regent Law's Integrated Lawyer Training, students participate in a number of opportunities designed to enhance their legal education through hands-on training and ethical formation.  Students learn workplace skills, such as basic accounting principles and technological competence with e-discovery, e-filing and other cutting edge law office technology. Third year students also have the opportunity to participate in a for-credit apprenticeship, where they work and study under an attorney while taking online coursework.  Regent Law was also ranked in the top 15 of law schools for human rights law and given an "A" rating.

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Regent Law Alum Rebekah Woods Becomes the First Female President at Columbia Basin College

Regent University School of Law and School of Business and Leadership alum Rebekah Woods will step into the position of president at Columbia Basin College this fall.

She is the first female president of Columbia Basin College.

Woods previously served as Lansing Community College’s dean of Student and Academic Support and Strategic Enrollment Management.

She then took up the position of provost for Jackson College. She was received into Aspen Institute’s 2017-2018 Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

She said those looking to lead — whether in organizations, businesses, or higher education — should not only stay humble, life-long learners, but to “find a place that is a good fit for you where you can make a difference and [where] your natural leadership style is going to be effective.”

“Remain true to yourself and who you are as a leader,” she said. “I don’t think anyone should ever feel that they have to change who they are in order to join an organization.”


Alumni Profile: Tom Fast ('93)

Delegate Tom Fast (Law ’93) has been representing the 32nd District of West Virginia in the West Virginia House of Delegates since 2015. Against towering odds, Fast was elected in 2014 as the first Republican representative in Fayette County in 86 years and was reelected to a second term in 2016.

Since 2015, Tom has served on multiple committees in the State House, starting in the Judicial Committee and being promoted to Chairman of the Industry and Labor Committee and Co-Chairman of the Jails and Prisons Committee. He has been proud to be a co-sponsor on a number of successful bills, including a few pro-life bills that passed despite significant opposition.

His current success in office has been the result of many years of perseverance. He ran for State Senate in 1998 and State House in 2000 and 2002 without success. But, this time, he could feel things would be different. Despite the adversity that he knew running again could bring, Tom remembers it hitting him when he woke up on th…

Constitution Day Explores Fifth Amendment: Should You Talk to the Police?

Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and the right to due process: Regent University School of Law (LAW), Roberson School of Government (RSG) and College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) explored the Fifth Amendment promised to citizens in the United States Constitution on Monday, September 18.

Each year, Regent celebrates the nationwide observance of “Constitution Day,” a day commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

To commemorate this year, LAW professor James Duane and Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell presented their perspectives on “Finding Common Ground for Criminal Justice: Exploring the Fifth Amendment.”

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In mid-August, Regent Law’s Office of Career & Alumni Services hosted the 9th Annual Community Service Day. Some 140 participants including Regent Law students, faculty, deans, staff, alumni, and members of the James Kent Inn of Court and their families tackled tasks at Union Mission, the Southeast Virginia Foodbank, St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children and the Bridge Christian Fellowship Church. Each year the effort is encouraged by Regent Law to remind students that law, in the name of Christ, is about having a servant’s heart: putting others first in a career teeming with a countering reputation. Ashna Desai, 2L, spent her time volunteering at the Union Mission. Her team unpacked donated winter clothes and prepared them for sale or distribution by the organization. Desai said that the day of volunteering in t…