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Regent Law Professor Among Winners of Competition

Ben Madison, an Associate Professor in the Law School, recently learned he was among the winners of a call for papers on the topic of “New Law Faculty as Catalysts for Change.” This competition was sponsored by the New Law Faculty Section of the American Association of Law Schools. As a result, he has been invited to present his paper at the association’s national meeting to be held in January 2008 in New York City.

“One of our primary goals at Regent is to engage the world,” Madison noted, “and I saw this as an opportunity to do that.” The article challenges legal academia to examine its approach to education. “The article seeks to force those involved in legal education to reexamine everything about our approach. Fortunately, I have colleagues at Regent who are not afraid to do that.”

Madison acknowledged that the collaborative approach of his colleagues inspires him to write and speak. His scholarship has focused not only on particular legal issues, but has also included work on educ…

Regent Law Introduces New Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Regent University School of Law is pleased to announce that Associate Professor and Director of Academic Success, L. O. Natt Gantt, II, has recently been promoted to serve as Associate Dean for Student Affairs. A highly qualified candidate, Dean Gantt began at Regent University in the fall of 2000 when he served as an Academic Assistance Instructor where he focused primarily on helping students develop legal study skills. Shortly thereafter, Dean Gantt began teaching courses in Professional Responsibility and Advanced Legal Reasoning, Analysis, and Writing, while passionately working to further develop the Academic Success Program into a year round component of the student curriculum.

As Dean of Students, Dean Gantt will continue teaching courses such as Professional Responsibility, while assuming the various other responsibilities that come with the position. When asked about what he hopes to accomplish in his new role, Dean Gantt stated, “At Regent, we’ve developed a reputation for p…

Regent Law Student Wins Scholarship Competition

John Legg, a 3L at Regent University School of Law, was named the winner of the 2006-2007 William Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship Competition by Aliance Defense Fund. He will receive a cash award in the amount of $2,500.00.

Legg is a Blackstone Fellow (2006) who expects to earn his J.D. from Regent University School of Law in May 2008, where he is Editor-in-Chief of the Regent University Law Review. During law school, he has served as a summer law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate Generals Corps. Currently, John is a judicial intern in the chambers of United States District Judge Walter Kelley, Jr., in the Eastern District of Virginia. His wife, Karen, also studies at Regent University as a doctoral student in communication studies. Upon graduation, John plans to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps.