4.24.2009

Regent Law Students Compete to Raise Money For Local Food Banks

Each year, Virginia law schools and law firms participate in the Federation of Virginia Food Banks’ Legal Food Frenzy, a massive statewide drive to collect much needed food for those in need.

Regent Law students have raised the most amount of money among Virginia law schools two years running, and this year have raised the equivalent of 22,500 lbs. of food – 7,000 lbs. over Regent’s goal.

Regent third-year law students (3Ls) won the friendly competition between the 1L, 2L, and 3L classes with the help of a last minute donation putting them over the top.

“As Christian attorneys we’re called to represent the Lord in everything we do,” says 3L Mykell Messman. “The food frenzy is an example of our attitude of care and service in giving back to those who are less fortunate than we are.”

Deputy Attorney General Bill Mims and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks should release the results of the 2009 statewide Legal Food Frenzy in May.