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Law Students’ Published Work Impacting Legal World

While oral advocacy victories have been top news as of late, Regent Law School students are also busy engaging the legal community with their written work.

With the addition of the newly formed Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy (RJLPP), Regent Law School now boasts three scholarly journals including the Regent Law Review (RLR) and the Regent Journal of International Law (RJIL). Through these journals students are publishing notes, pursuing top submissions, and researching and editing legal articles. And because journals like the RJIL are circulated internationally, student publications continue to have global reach and impact.

Highlighted below are some of Regent Law School’s writers and their award-winning work:

Leo Lestino (3L)

Publication, 2007-2008 Issue of the Thomas Goode Jones Law Review, "Can Jiminy Cricket be Silenced? Congressional Federal Spending, Federalism, and the Federal Refusal Clause."

Competition, 2007 Pacific Legal Foundation Program for Judicial Awareness Writing Competition, First Place Prize, " A mutated standard of review: the Not-so-strict Deferential Scrutiny in Grutter v. Bollinger and Extending its Flawed Application to K-12 Schools" (Publication pending with law journal of Pacific Legal Foundation's choosing this year.)

Jodi Foss (3L)

The Federal Lawyer (ABA Federal Journal), “Do Two Wrongs Forfeit a Constitutional Right? Revising the Hearsay Rule to Protect the Right to Confrontation.”

Tim Creed (3L)

Recently published in the St. Thomas Law Review, “Negligent Hiring and Criminal Rehabilitation: Employing Ex-Convicts, Yet Avoiding Liability.”

John Legg (3L)

Winner of the 2006-2007 William Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship Competition for law students for his paper "Applying Unjust Laws Without Complicity in Injustice: A Synthesis of Natural Law and the Federal Judicial Role Implied by Original Meaning Textualism."

Nate Story (3L)

Virginia Bar Association News Journal, May-June 2007, “Abraham’s Law: A New Exception to Virginia’s Medical Neglect Statute.”

Lisa Biron (3L)

Constitutionally Coerced: Why Sentencing a Convicted Offender to a Faith-Based Rehabilitation Program Does Not Violate the Establishment Clause, Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (Vol. 7 spring 2008).

John Penn (2L)

Placed second in the National Embryo Donation and Adoption Essay Competition.
The title of the article: “A Different Kind of Life Estate: the Laws, Rights, and Liabilities Associated with Donated Embryos.”

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