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Showing posts from June, 2010

Regent Law in the News

Law Professor Brad Jacob appeared on CBN NewsWatch on Thursday, June 24, to comment on a Supreme Court decision that prevents people who sign petitions from keeping their names private.

Law Professor Comments on Military Leadership

Regent Law Professor Robert “Skip” Ash recently appeared on the ACLJ’s daily radio broadcast to discuss military leadership in light of recent critical comments made by Gen. McChrystal concerning the President’s policy in Afghanistan.

Regent Law in the News

Law Professor Brad Jacob did two radio interviews last week to discuss efforts by Republican legislators in Arizona to introduce legislation that would deny birth certificates to children of illegal immigrants born in the United States. He was a guest on The Mike Rosen Show on KOA Radio, the number one news/talk station in Denver, and The Bill Meyer Show on KMED, the top station in the Medford, Ore., market.

Click below to listen to the broadcasts:
The Mike Rosen Show on KOA Radio (June 16th)
The Bill Meyer Show on KMED (June 16th)

Dean’s Blog: Summer Interns Serve the Oppressed Around the Globe

I am very encouraged by the law school’s progress in reaching globally to serve the poor and oppressed. This summer, four of our students are serving in funded (thanks to generous donors) international internships and working on critical human rights issues. They are:
Joanna Cannone – working in Cambodia with Transitions Global, an organization working with victims of human trafficking Kara Cooper – working in India with the Freedom Firm and law alum Evan Henck ‘08, an organization combating human trafficking
Ernie Walton – working on religious freedom issues in France with the European Centre for Law and Justice
Ashleigh Chapman – working in DC on international adoption issues with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Please pray for these students for God’s protection and blessing on their efforts. I am hopeful that these are the first of many students who will play a meaningful role in promoting international justice through the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, a…

Law Alumnus Named Young Lawyer of the Year

Regent Law alumnus '02 Robert "Bob" Byrne Jr. said he was stunned to learn that he was named the 2010 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year by the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (YLC). He is the second Regent Law alumni since 2008 to be honored with this award.

The award recognizes young lawyers who demonstrate dedicated service to the conference, the legal profession and the community. Byrne, who has a statewide general litigation practice with MartinWren PC in Charlottesville, Va., has been an active volunteer with YLC since 2005.

He said that YLC has about 9,000 active and associate Virginia State Bar members who are age 36 and under. To qualify for the award, members must meet a list of eligibility requirements. YLC's goal is to serve the public and meet the special interests and concerns of young and new lawyers. Conference activities include various community outreach projects.

"One of my most memorable projects is a video, currentl…

Regent Law Alums Post 2nd Highest Florida Bar Pass Rate

The Regent Law community congratulates Regent Law alumni who took the July 2009 Florida Bar Exam.

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners reports that 87.5% of Regent’s first-time test takers passed, the exam, a rate second to only one of Florida’s ten law schools, Florida State. The overall pass rate for all first-time takers for the July 2009 Florida Bar Exam was 80.0%.

“We have spent the last three years working and praying with these men and women,” said law school Dean Jeffrey Brauch. “This outstanding pass rate is a tribute to our students’ hard work, to a rigorous curriculum—especially in the areas of writing and legal analysis, and to great set of faculty colleagues who train with excellence. We praise God for our graduates’ success.”

Regent’s February 2010 Virginia Bar Exam takers also excelled, with 85.7% of Regent’s first-time takers (and 80% of all Regent takers) passing the exam, a pass rate 19% above the state-wide average and just behind the #1 school, Washington & Lee.

Law Alumna Wins Second Place in National Essay Competition

Regent Law alumna '10 Saundra McDowell won second place in the Nightlight Christian Adoptions' 2010 Embryo Donation and Adoption Essay Competition. She was one of three law students from among representatives of 35 law schools throughout the United States to place in the contest.

"The contest offers a great way to stir the debate and hopefully grow an interest among future lawyers to make this area of Assisted Reproduction Technology Law part of their practice," said Executive Director of Nightlight Ronald Stoddart in a College & University Pressroom article on the competition.

Participants in the contest were tasked with addressing a challenging question related to three families living in the states of Louisiana and Georgia, which both have laws specific to human embryos. McDowell's essay explained the law in relation to the major issues surrounding embryo donation and adoption.

This is the second year McDowell participated in the contest. She first ente…

Professor Brad Jacob in the News

Law Professor Brad Jacob was interviewed by The Virginian-Pilot regarding the congregation of a Norfolk church that sued the pastor over a number of church governance issues.