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Law Chapel Welcomes Operation Christmas Child

77 million. That’s a big number. That’s the number of Shoeboxes that Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has distributed to children around the world since 1993. Some people may see that number and think that their one additional shoebox will not make a difference. This week’s Chapel speaker, Neal Johnson, could not disagree more.

Johnson, the Hampton Roads area coordinator for OCC, has been packing boxes with his family for over 16 years. Each box is designated to a boy or girl of a certain age and filled with everything from stuffed animals to toothbrushes, and coloring books to clothes. While he gained much joy from the experience, the boxes would always go to some nameless, faceless child on the other side of the world. Then, two years ago, he took a trip to Lima, Peru, to help distribute the boxes in person. This changed everything. After praying that God would show him which child was to receive his box he met a young boy named Harold. “That’s Harold,” said Johnson, pointing to a pi…

Law School Achieves Historic Bar Passage Rate

First-time Virginia Bar exam takers from Regent University's School of Law achieved the highest Bar pass rate in the school's history for the July 2010 exam, according to results released on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The pass rate of 85.7 percent is well above the state average and third among all Virginia law schools.

"I am deeply proud of our students,” said Jeffrey Brauch, Dean of Regent University School of Law. “Whether winning national championships or passing the bar at historic rates, they display excellence in everything they do. I am also thankful for our outstanding faculty. This achievement reflects their tireless commitment to train our students with depth and rigor. Above all, praise God for His blessing!"

Results from the July exam were released by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners on its website and include the following pass percentages for first-time testers from each school:

Appalachian School of Law: 65.4%
College of William and Mary: 92.6%

Law Students Participate in Regent’s Annual Intramural Flag Football League

Hard working, dedicated, and competitive are all characteristics that describe a Regent Law student’s performance in the classroom. It should come as no surprise, then, that such attributes draw dozens of our students to participate in Regent’s Chili Bowl Intramural Flag Football League.

The league is open to all members of the Regent family and is thus comprised of players ranging from staff members to alumni, and freshmen undergrads to 3Ls. Traditionally, each law class assembles a team. Having gone undefeated for the last two years, the 3L team, called “The Gong Show,” is expected to bring home the 2010 Championship trophy, accompanied by a year’s worth of bragging rights. At five games into their schedule their record remains untainted.

Other law teams include the “2L TDs” (5-1), “Real Coed” (2-3), and 1L squads “The Bombers” (4-2) and “The Most Interesting ‘Men’” (1-4).

Law students who choose to participate in the league give many reasons for doing so. These include the opportuni…

School of Law Launches Center for Global Justice

"As wonderful as it is to be here tonight, my goal in the next 18 months is to wake America up!"

With these words, Linda Smith, former U.S. Congresswoman and president of Shared Hope International, ended her keynote address Friday night at the 2010 Regent Law Review Symposium on domestic human trafficking. The symposium was held October 10-11 on the campus of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.

Smith's closing remarks introduced Shared Hope's new year-long ad campaign and underscored the symposium's urgent theme: human trafficking is a widespread and growing evil calling for a concerted response from the legal community—and from each of us.

After Smith's address, School of Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch introduced Regent's response to the plight of the enslaved, oppressed, trafficked and marginalized worldwide: Regent Law's new Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law.

"God loves justice," Brauch said, reminding his audi…

Professor Brad Jacob Interviewed on Military Funeral Protest Case

Law professor Brad Jacob was a guest Wednesday Oct. 6, on the KNX Morning Show in Los Angeles to discuss Snyder v. Phelps, the military funeral protest case heard by the Supreme Court this week.

Speaking on the same topic, Jacob was also a guest Wednesday on Mickelson in the Morning, airing on WHO-AM in Iowa, and the Pilgrim Radio Network, which airs on stations in Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and California. On Thursday, Oct. 7, Jacob also discussed the case on the Bill Meyer Radio Show on WMED-AM in Medford, Ore.

Click below to listen to the Mickelson broadcast:

Mickelson in the Morning on WHO (October 6, 2010)