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Showing posts from July, 2009

Regent Law Adds Study Abroad Program in China

Regent University School of Law is pleased to announce a student and faculty exchange agreement with Shantou University Law School in Shantou, China.

Students and professors at both institutions will promote program goals which include studying law from a comparative legal perspective, providing service opportunities for alumni from each institution, and creating a forum for internationally-oriented scholarship.

Regent Law and Shantou University Law School hope the program will enrich comparative cultural understandings between China and the United States, further strengthening the ties between their respective legal communities.

Regent Law’s new study abroad program in China adds to a growing number of summer and semester opportunities including programs in Israel, Spain, France, and England, and South Korea.

It also expands opportunities for legal scholarship within the Regent Journal of International Law, the first Christian academic journal dedicated to scholarly publications on issue…

Announcing Another Regent Law “Rising Star”

In this July’s edition of Virginia Super Lawyers published by Law & Politics magazine, Shawn A. Voyles (’98) was recognized for the third time as a “Rising Star,” an award given to the best attorneys in Virginia under the age of forty.

“[Being selected as a “Rising Star”] is a rewarding recognition because the selections are made solely on the basis of your peers’ votes,” said Voyles.

Voyles has been practicing a broad range of civil litigation matters for 11 years and is currently partner at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin in Norfolk. “The most rewarding part of my job is solving problems for clients, which could mean litigating a matter through to judgment or negotiating a resolution which is acceptable to all parties,” he said.

Also an adjunct professor of Admiralty Law at Regent University School of Law, Voyles enjoys giving back to the school that prepared him for his career. “Regent Law is top notch. My professors were friendly and accessible and modeled the character traits that R…

Students Return from Summer Program in Israel

For 3L Kelly Duff, Regent Law’s Summer Program in Israel was the capstone on her graduate work in Middle East studies and law. For three years, she has been immersed in legal analysis and in learning the political landscape of the Middle East. For her, studying in Israel tied it all together.

“When I ‘met’ Israel,” she said, “everything came alive. It was an exciting country, a traditional country, a beautiful country, a country that represents so many paradoxes.”

Duff joined approximately 25 other students from Regent University to study Qur’anic and Biblical law and Israel’s unique international legal environment. From mid-May to early June, the group toured the country while studying the legal aspects of each site.

The itinerary included Abu Ghosh, Bethlehem, Masada, En Gedi, Modi’in, Tiberias, Capernaum, Metulla, Caesarea, and Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem and Haifa served as home base.

“The professors did a wonderful job weaving legal education into the historic surroundings and trip…

Regent Alumna Invited to Present Research at Human Trafficking Conference

For nearly 10 years, Valerie Payne (’09) has been passionate about the issue of human trafficking. As a student at Regent University School of Law, she invested much time in researching and writing about the issue, as well as informing others about the impact of modern day slavery.

The culmination of her research was her student note, “On the Road to Victory in America’s War on Human Trafficking: Landmarks, Landmines, and the Need for Centralized Strategy,” published in the Spring 2009 issue of the Regent University Law Review.

Payne’s original article was nearly preempted by the passing of the William Wilberforce Reauthorization Act in late December 2008. Payne admits that it was tempting to abandon the project at that point, but she sensed the urgency and importance of pushing through to publication. After many late nights and with the help of the Law Review staff she was able to reconfigure the article to address concerns born out of the new legislation.

Payne’s diligence and outstand…