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Legal Food Frenzy Concludes Successful Drive

During the week of April 4-15, Regent Law students, staff and faculty participated in the 5th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy. They raised 142 pounds of food and $3,112.04. Every dollar equals four pounds of food.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell ('89) founded the program when he was serving as state attorney general to end hunger in the Hampton Roads area. In this competition, the group that raises the most food will be awarded the Mini Attorney General's Cup.
"There are people in this area who are in need, and the most vulnerable of those are the elderly and children," explained 3L Angela Brooks, Regent's student representative to the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) and organizer of Regent's efforts. "As a student my daily life generally revolves around me—what I need to read for class, what I need to pass law school, what I want to do tonight. Never [have I] wondered if I would eat that day, if I had the money to pay for food ... I think it is a good …

Regent Law Alumnus Wins Supreme Court Case

David Cortman (’96) is Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and served as the lead attorney for the petitioner in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) v. Winn which resulted in a win at the Supreme Court on April 4th that the ADF is calling “a huge victory for proponents of parental choice in education.”

Representatives for Kathleen Winn, and a few other taxpayers, initially filed a lawsuit against the Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue challenging the constitutionality of a tax credit program that allows private individuals to donate money to private non-profit organizations who then award scholarships to private schools. ADF represented Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) in the case which is the largest non-profit school tuition organization in Ariz., supporting over 140 Christian private schools and granting over 17,000 scholarships to students. Winn argued that ACSTO is discriminative in awarding scholarships to students…

Prof. Dave Velloney Interviewed

David Velloney was a guest on The Andy Caldwell Show (KUHL Santa Maria, Calif.) on Wednesday, April 6, to discuss the Obama administration's decision to hold suspected terrorist trials in military courts at Guantanamo Bay instead of in U.S. civilian courts.

Attorney-in-Residence Addresses Law Chapel

Randy Singer is a pastor, critically acclaimed author, president of FamilyNet television, and attorney-in-residence at Regent Law. So when asked to address last Thursday’s Law Chapel participants it comes as no surprise that he drew from his God-given years of varied experience and wisdom when challenging students, faculty, and staff.

Referencing Acts 19:8-22 which recounts the Apostle Paul bringing the gospel to the city of Ephesus, Singer discussed the Apostle Paul’s fearless pursuit and distribution of the gospel. He compared that to today’s Christians who claim to desire the advancement of the gospel, but all the while retreat to Christian safe-zones. “The gospel is not meant to be a fortress but a battering ram,” he said.

After commending Regent Law, which ensures a solid Christian foundation and integration of faith into the study and practice of law, Singer encouraged listeners “not to get comfortable at a place like Regent.” He went on to offer that “God wants us to integrate …

Moot Court Board Wins Multiple Awards at National Competition

Over the weekend of April 1, 2011, Regent Law’s Moot Court Board sent two teams to participate in the inaugural Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition hosted at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC. 

32 teams from 17 schools competed. Of the two teams fielded by Regent, the team comprised of Linh Flores (3L), Amy Vitale (2L) and Matthew Roche (3L) finished second place overall in a well-contested final round, beating out a number of the nation’s best law schools including University of Virginia School of Law, Duke University School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, George Mason University School of Law, and Liberty University School of Law.


Regent also brought home the award for the competition’s Best Brief.

The team of Sonny Clinton Behrends (2L), Brittany Marks (3L) and Melissa Yatsko (2L) advanced to the quarter-final round.

Teams competed in a minimum of four rounds. They were judged on the quality of their appellate br…