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Regent Law School Receives Attorney General's Cup in Legal Food Frenzy

It's a combination of fire and spirit of cooperation among lawyers that allows a successful distribution of food to the community, according to Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell.

In a recent award ceremony for the First Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy, McDonnell awarded Regent University Law School representatives with the mini Attorney General's cup for collecting the most total pounds and most per capita of food for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (FSEVA).The school's achievement resulted in 4,231 pounds of food. The award ceremony, held at FSEVA, celebrated the success of over 169 competing law firms, organizations and law school teams that raised 678,686 pounds of food, exceeding the goal of 500,000 pounds.

McDonnell, a Regent Law School alumnus, said lawyers are a great facet for community service: "Combine [their] generosity with competition and you have the first Attorney General's Cup Awards," he said.

Dean Jeffery Brauch of Regent's School of Law, believes Regent's success is due to a collective unity among faculty, students and staff committed to serve others.

"It was particularly gratifying to hear that we received the Food Bank award while making a concrete difference in the lives of people in need," Brauch said. "I am proud of the men and women God has called into this place."

Third-year Regent Law student Melissa Deem said Regent students often discuss service to the community in the classroom.

"The students really felt a heart for giving back to the community" said Deem, who is also president of Virginia Bar Association Law School Council. "I was really impressed with the students coming together in generosity and giving back to those really in need. They came together like a family."

According to Marianne F. Smith, chief development officer of FSEVA, there was a large increase in the Legal Food Frenzy participants this year because the competition was state-wide. Smith said Regent University is "time and time again extremely community-minded." The Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association organizes the Attorney General's Cup to assist FSEVA's cause to "feed the need" of the hungry.

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