Law Professor Brad Jacob did several radio interviews last week regarding a proposal by several senators to consider changing the Constitution's 14th Amendment so that children born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. would not automatically be granted citizenship. He commented on The Andy Caldwell Show on KSMA in Santa Monica, Calif.; Mickelson in the Morning on WHO in Des Moines; and KTRH in Houston.
Law Professor Lynne Marie Kohm was a guest on CBN News Thursday to discuss a judge’s ruling that overturned Proposition 8 in California. She also did several radio interviews on this topic, including The Schnitt Show, based in Tampa, Fla.; The Denny Radio Show on WGKA in Atlanta and The Pete Kaliner Show on WBT in Charlotte, N.C.
On Friday, October 27, Virginia’s Board of Bar Examiners (VBBE) released the bar examination passage rates for Virginia law schools. Regent University School of Law (LAW) alumni who took the Virginia bar examination in July 2017 earned a 94.59 percent overall passage rate – the highest in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and more than 23 percent above the statewide average.
“To finish first in the state like Virginia is an incredible accomplishment,” said LAW Dean Michael Hernandez. “I’m proud of our graduates, and I’m proud of our faculty that rallied around and supported our graduates. This is a validation of our program and I’m really thrilled with the results.”
Regent LAW alumni who took the test ranked over other law schools in the state including University of Virginia (92.59 percent), George Mason University (79.37 percent), University of Richmond (79.37 percent) and Washington and Lee University (84.85 percent).
Regent LAW’s bar passage in Virginia for first-time test takers rank…
On November 3, twelve of our Regent Law Honors Program students traveled to Richmond, VA, to visit the Supreme Court of Virginia. They met with the Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice, for a lively discussion.
After hearing oral arguments in two cases, State Law Librarian Gail Warren spoke with the students about the court, its work, and its history.
Some students also were able to speak with the Honorable D. Arthur Kelsey, Justice, joined by his clerk, Alexandra McPhee (Regent Law 2017 grad).
In the afternoon, students toured the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and discussed the operation and work of this court with Patricia S. Conner, the Clerk of Court.
Regent University School of Law was recently identified as one of PreLaw Magazine's 20 Most Innovative Law Schools, defined as "...schools that are on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing students for the future."
Pages 32-33 of the article reads,
Through Regent Law's Integrated Lawyer Training, students participate in a number of opportunities designed to enhance their legal education through hands-on training and ethical formation.
Students learn workplace skills, such as basic accounting principles and technological competence with e-discovery, e-filing and other cutting edge law office technology. Third year students also have the opportunity to participate in a for-credit apprenticeship, where they work and study under an attorney while taking online coursework.
Regent Law was also ranked in the top 15 of law schools for human rights law and given an "A" rating.