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Regent Law Professor Honored By International Academy of the Visual Arts

Regent Law School Professor Charles Oates and Regent’s Center for Teaching and Learning were recently selected as a winner of the Silver Davey Award by the International Academy of the Visual Arts for their collaboration in a video titled the Missing Persons Dilemma.

The goal of the video case study was to enhance the classroom experience among Regent Law students studying legal ethics. The Missing Persons Dilemma is a dramatic reenactment based partially on an actual case. The video illustrates the conflict two defense lawyers face when confronted with a difficult ethical issue. The lawyers must choose between protecting their client’s confidence or acceding to the public's right to know the status of missing persons. The Missing Persons Dilemma video and Professor Oates’s presentation can be viewed by visiting, Regent Showcase Webpage.

The video was created to highlight the benefits of video in the classroom. Video provides an additional dimension that taps into emotions which stimulate and generate excitement in the classroom. This type of video is particularly effective for auditory or visual learners, and it enhances the retention of information compared to information provided only through reading.The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity - the finest small firms, agencies, and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honor the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit http://www.daveyawards.com/ for more information.

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