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Showing posts from May, 2010

Law Professor David Wagner in the News

Law Professor David Wagner was quoted in the Orange County (CA) Register about two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that expanded federal government powers.

The editorial also ran in the New Bern (N.C.) Sun Journal.

School of Law Commissions 2010 Graduates

Earlier this month the Class of 2010 gathered at the Chesapeake Conference Center to share a few last moments remembering their three years together.

Regent Law’s special Commissioning ceremony is an intimate time set aside to applaud individual success, to pray together, and to perform the ceremonial “hooding.”

Academic regalia such as the doctoral hood date back to the 12th century. Hoods and gowns were modeled after medieval ecclesiastical dress, likely because it was common for scholars to make vows to God as they began their professions.

A powerful image of the transition between learning and fulfilling a call, the hooding ceremony continues at Regent today.

A faculty member places the colorful doctoral hood over the head of each graduate, confirming the completion of the academic portion of their training. Paralleling the medieval tradition, the graduates are then charged with being lawyers of integrity, committed to justice and eternal truth.

After the hooding ceremony, the law …

McDonnell Named Alumnus of the Year

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell '89 (Law and Government) has been named Alumnus of the Year by Regent University.

Announcement of the award was made during this past weekend's commencement ceremony. The governor received the award during a campus visit April 13 when he spoke at Regent's Executive Leadership Series.
"After being out of Regent for 21 years and using my training to serve others, I'm flattered to be honored with this award," McDonnell said.

"Bob's dedication to serving the citizens of Virginia has been evident for years, and his election as governor is an outstanding example of Regent's motto of Christian Leadership to Change the World," said Regent Founder, Chancellor and President Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson, who presented the award to McDonnell. "We're proud of all that Bob has accomplished and delighted to bestow this honor upon him."

McDonnell was inaugurated as the Commonwealth's 71st governor i…