5.05.2009

Regent Law Builds Relationships with Local Legal Studies Academy

On Friday, May 1st, 35 students from the Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach enjoyed a day on campus interacting with Regent Law faculty, staff, and Jurist-in-Residence Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell, Sr.

The day’s activities included an introduction to the study of law by Justice Hassell, lunch with faculty and staff, and a mock Criminal Law class presented by Regent Law Professor James Duane.

Students participating in the Legal Studies Academy have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in law or law enforcement. As part of their specialized high school curriculum, the students have been partnered with Regent Law to help them direct their future legal education.

“Regent Law is very excited about its continuing relationship with the Legal Studies Academy,” said Associate Dean Natt Gantt. “The Academy provides a great opportunity for high school students to learn about the law and legal studies. As a local law school, we want to do what we can to help students discover if law is in fact their calling.”