Professor Brad Jacob Presents to Mexican Naval Officers at Old Dominion University

On August 8, Associate Professor Brad Jacob presented a lecture and answered questions from a group of Mexican naval officers on the history, interpretation, and meaning of the United States Constitution, as part of a program at the Old Dominion University English Language Center.

Associate Dean Natt Gantt Interviewed on CBN News

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Natt Gantt recently appeared on CBN News to discuss the ramifications of Omarosa Manigault Newman's secretly recording White House conversations.

Although her actions may have legal, there "may be specific ethical implications given her particular role in the White House," noted Gantt.

Gantt is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor at Regent University School of Law, as well as Co-Director of the Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform (CEFLER).

Gantt was also a Co-Founder of CEFLER in 2012 after he and fellow Regent Law Professor Ben Madison were influenced by a landmark report published by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The report, titled "Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Practice of Law," contends that law schools need to place greater emphasis on offering an integrated curriculum that cultivates students’ moral formation and understanding of what it means to practice law with professional and personal integrity.

Learn more about CEFLER and the importance of ethical implications in the field of law at

Read the full story and watch Dean Gantt's interview on CBNNews >

Professor Brad Jacob Interviews with Mark Elfstrand

Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was a guest on Let's Talk With Mark Elfstrand (1160 AM in Chicago) on Monday, August 6, to discuss Judge Kavanaugh and the judicial confirmation process.

Listen to an mp3 file of Prof. Jacob's interview below.

Professor Eric DeGroff Reappointed to Virginia Waste Management Board

Congratulations to Regent Law Professor Eric DeGroff, who just received reappointment for another four-year term to the Virginia Waste Management Board.

Read the full announcement at

Professor Brad Jacob Interviewed on The Tony Macrini Radio Show

Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was a guest on The Tony Macrini Radio Show (WNIS Norfolk) on July 18, to discuss Judge Kavanaugh, executive power, and the future of the Supreme Court.

Listen to an mp3 file of Prof. Jacob's interview at the link below.

Law Career and Alumni Services Hosts Judicial Internship Banquet

On Thursday, June 21, Regent Law Career & Alumni Services hosted a banquet to thank participating judges and court personnel who work with the law students throughout their summer internship. The opportunity for interns to network with judges and their administrative staff is invaluable as they prepare for their future careers as attorneys. This was the 21st anniversary of this event.

The Judicial Internship Program currently has 21 first and second-year law students who commit to serving at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer. The students provide local courts with research and administrative support and in return get experience in the courtroom.

During the event, Judge Patricia L. West (Ret.), School of Law Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Career & Alumni Services, presented Norfolk Circuit Court Judge David Lannetti the 2018 Judicial Internship Program Judge of the Year Award.

“I greatly value the relationship Regent has with the local legal community,” Judge Lannetti said. “We’re all members of the same profession and we have a responsibility to make sure that those who come behind us are well prepared.”

Judge Lannetti has been “instrumental in the success of this program,” said West. “[He’s] mentored countless interns in his courtroom and has made a positive impact on how law students approach legal practice.”

L to R Amber Terry (1L), Judge Larry Willis
and Kaytren Saunders (1L)
Keynote speaker and Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Chief Judge Larry Willis, Sr., shared a phrase he gives to his judicial interns: “You can learn an awful lot by watching:  you will learn how people present their arguments in an organized and sometimes impassioned way;  you will learn how they organize their thoughts in such a way as to sound logical; and you will learn how not to act based on the way that some of the lawyers behave.”

Judge Willis explained that interns in his court have been required to process court documents such as expungements. The court began doing so to provide experiential legal training and enhance the observation of court proceedings and cases. Judge Willis sees a large benefit to law students who are job searching.  "When they get interviewed . . . they can say, ‘Well, I actually did expungements … and I have a pretty good working knowledge of the juvenile court,’” said Judge Willis. “I think that puts them ahead of a lot of other competitors when it comes to getting a job.”

Regent Law Secures Victory at 12th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy for Third Year Running

Regent University School of Law students, faculty,  and staff contributed to the 1.5 million pounds of food collected by the local legal community in the 12th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.

Each year the competition comprises 170 participating law firms, legal departments, government offices and law schools across Virginia.

Regent LAW secured the victory in the Law School Winner of Attorney General’s Cup­ for the third year running – and boasts donating an average of 82 pounds of food per participant – the most from any law school in Virginia.

“I am thrilled that, for the third consecutive year, Regent Law finished first among all Virginia law schools in the Legal Food Frenzy fundraiser sponsored by the Attorney General of Virginia, the Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks,” said Michael Hernandez. “Our best in state ranking reflects our Christian mission and commitment to public service and to supporting those in need.  Hats off especially to Judge Patricia West and the Career Services team, who lead this fundraising initiative.”

Regent Law raised funds for the annual initiative by encouraging the community to participate in Dunk-a-Dean, where students donate money to submerge select members of Law faculty in ice cold water.

Professor Brad Jacob Presents to Mexican Naval Officers at Old Dominion University

On August 8, Associate Professor Brad Jacob presented a lecture and answered questions from a group of Mexican naval officers on the history...