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Showing posts from November, 2008

Regent Student Bar Association Serves Thanksgiving Meal to Homeless

Four turkeys, three chickens, one ham and over two hundred pounds of stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, and thanksgiving treats; that’s all it takes to bring a bit of holiday cheer to a large group of men, women and children from a local homeless shelter.

Last week, between forty and fifty students at Regent Law served the Student Bar Association’s (SBA) annual Thanksgiving meal to guests from the Union Mission in Norfolk. To make it a special night, the students provided not only a delicious meal from scratch, but also live music, homemade decorations, and activities for the kids.

Leandra Rayford, President of the SBA shared her favorite moment from the night: “The guests had all gotten into the room and volunteers were beginning to serve with excitement in their eyes as they greeted. Some were in line for drinks and others were in line for food. [A student] went to welcome the guests and started to pray, and I saw men pull their hats off and pray along. Sharing our food, our ble…

Regent Law's Academic Boards Spur Friendly Competition for Worthy Cause

Regent's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) and Moot Court Board (MCB) are both familiar with competition -- and victory. Last week, the two academic boards lassoed their competive spirit against each other however, and went to head to head in a race to fill the most shoeboxes with gifts for needy children.

The boards each pulled out scare tactics, threats, and sneak attacks in order to win, but in the end it will be the children in countries all over the world that will be victorious. Together, the two boards packed 161 boxes of gifts which will be delivered to needy children through Operation Christmas Child's gift delivery program.

The final tally was MCB 82 and ADR 79, but the spirit of Christmas was alive among all members of each board. Congratulations to all members for their charity and generous giving.

Law Alum Grey Mills Wins Seat in North Carolina House of Representatives

Regent Law alumnus Grey Mills (‘94) will represent the 95th House District of North Carolina in the 2009-2010 General Assembly.

In January of this year, Mills announced his decision to run against three-term incumbent Republican Karen Ray. After beating Ray, who outspent Mills’ campaign over 2 to 1 in the May primary, Mills went on to win in the November General Election with 82% of the vote.

Mills has pledged active and responsive leadership for North Carolina’s Iredell County. A large portion of his platform had to do with getting better representation at Raleigh for the members of Iredell.

“Whether you’re talking about young families, working people, or retirees, they all have one thing in common,” said Mills. “They all need a representative who listens to them, who takes an interest in what’s going on in the community and who is accessible to them on a consistent basis.”

Since graduating Regent, Mills has co-founded the law firm of Mills & Levine, P.A. and has served as the Irede…

Wayne Huizenga Jr. Shares Testimony at University Chapel

A little more than eight years ago, Wayne Huizenga Jr. defined his success by his position in H. Wayne Huizenga Holdings, Inc., a diversified company, which manages and owns the Miami Dolphins football team, the Dolphins Stadium in South Florida as well as investments in banking, resorts, marinas, yacht reset and construction, real estate and outdoor advertising.

Back then, life was a bounty of opportunities that didn't satisfy, Huizenga explained. Today, his success is defined by something more.

On Nov. 20, Huizenga gave his testimony at a special Regent University chapel. To an audience of students, faculty and staff, Huizenga shared the story of how he began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

As a young man Huizenga idolized his father and the aura of success that surrounded him. Wayne Huizenga Sr. was a self-made businessman who got his start in the sanitation business and eventually amassed the business holdings known as H. Wayne Huizenga Holdings, Inc.

Because his parent…

Four Law Professors Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court

Four Regent University Law professors were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Wednesday, November 12, as part of the high Court's proceedings that day. The Court docket also included the case of Pleasant Grove City, UT v. Summum, argued by attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) that has offices on the Regent campus where law school professors and students assist in research and preparation.

Lynne Marie Kohm, the John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law; Professor C. Scott Pryor; Adjunct Professor Darius Davenport, the Law School's director of Career & Alumni Services; and Adjunct Professor Margaret L. Christiansen, associate director of Regent's Law Library, all took the oath of office that enables them to practice before the Supreme Court.

The professors were sponsored for this honor by Dr. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ, who appeared before the Court representing Pleasant Grove City in this case about whether donated monuments d…

Regent Law Alumnus Honored in “Top Forty Under 40” List

Inside Business, Hampton Roads’ business journal, recently honored Regent Law alumnus Diane Toscano (’06) for her commitment to her career and community as a “Top Forty Under 40.”

Since 1998, Inside Business has annually recognized forty leaders under the age of forty who are helping Hampton Roads be a better place to live and work. The publication receives a large number of nominations each year and a panel of five judges chooses each honoree based on her accomplishments and contributions to the community.

Toscano is the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach. She actively volunteers her time and resources to the Virginia Beach Bar Association, Current Pictures, Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the Lexington, REACH programs, Serve the City Norfolk, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Tabernacle Church of Norfolk.

Toscano and the other honorees were profiled in a special edition of Inside Business and received their awards at a banquet in ear…

NFL Sports Agent Speaks to Law Students

On October 13, 2008, the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society at Regent University welcomed Mr. Tony Agnone to speak to students about his career in the sports industry as an attorney and NFL agent. Mr. Agnone’s firm, Eastern Athletic Services (EAS), represents over 30 NFL players on over 20 different NFL teams. Mr. Agnone spoke with students about the history of player representation by agents in the NFL, as well as ethical questions relating to representation of clients that arise.

In addition to sharing his experiences as an NFL agent for over thirty years, Mr. Agnone answered various questions regarding the intersection of law and the sports industry. Contract considerations involving “moral clauses”, signing bonuses, and free agency were explained. Mr. Agnone also explained important services he provides for his clients such as creating opportunities for future employment during the off-season as well as their career after football.

Mr. Agnone has served as a l…

Law Student Organization Awards Founder of Regent and Fellow Brother with Lifetime Achievement Award

On behalf of the George Washington chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (P.A.D.), Patrick Murphrey presented Dr. M. G. “Pat” Robertson with a lifetime achievement award at the organization’s first induction ceremony of the year.

Not only did the fraternity honor a man who has achieved much, it also honored a brother. Dr. Robertson became a member of P.A.D. while working on his juris doctor at Yale University, and since then has achieved national and international recognition for his scholarly, business, and broadcasting achievements. He is the founder of Regent University, the Christian Broadcasting Network, Operation Blessing, American Center for Law and Justice, and several other organizations and broadcast entities.

"The Washington Chapter wanted to honor Dr. Robertson because without him there would not have been a law school in which to have a chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. We are very thankful for his contribution to the legal profession and Regent University,” said Murphre…

Regent Law Moot Court Team Remains in National Spotlight

Regent Law’s Moot Court team is ranked 9th in the nation, according to law professor and blogger Paul Caron atTaxProf Blog, a Law Professors Blog Network publication.A blogger who crunches hard data from sources such as Princeton Review and other surveys, Caron, and his blog, have become regarded sources of information on law school statistics.
The Moot Court team’s multiple achievementshave not only garnered respect among analysts, but have also won it an invitation to the inaugural Moot Court National Championship, hosted by University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) in January.UHLC’s Moot Court National Championship websitelays out the method for choosing the competitors: “Each of the 16 finalists made it to the National Championship the old-fashioned way: they earned it by achieving outstanding results at ‘open’ moot court tournaments that any team can enter. Using a list of 34 open tournaments, the UHLC developed a qualifying formula.” UHCL’s formula ranked Regent Law’s team at numbe…