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Regent Law in the News

The Board of Directors of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (ACMA) has awarded Regent Law’s Moot Court Board the honor of hosting the 2013 National ACMA Competition featuring the top 80 teams and 160 competitors from the nation’s best law schools. Regent's Moot Court Board also hosted in 2007.

Law Student Spearheads Tornado Relief Efforts

On Wednesday, April 27, a powerful storm system ripped through the South, generating tornadoes that destroyed homes and businesses. One of the hardest-hit areas was Tuscaloosa, Ala., hometown of 2L Lori Johnston.

As she sat glued to the news coverage of the devastation, Johnston knew she needed to do something. "I was upset that my town was destroyed and I wasn't there to help," she said. "Then God gave me the idea to try to make a difference instead of just sitting around being upset. That's how it started."
Rather than just send money to an organization already on the ground, Johnston felt strongly that she wanted to personally collect donations and then take them to Alabama. "I wanted to make sure that the donations I collected would benefit those in need. I didn't feel like making a donation to an organization and not knowing the outcome would be sufficient," she explained. "I also wanted to get back home to help out and check on famil…

Center for Global Justice Announces Appointed Summer Interns

The Center for Global Justice is thrilled to be sending twelve law interns this summer to aid organizations and ministries in France, India, South Korea, Russia, the United States and Mexico in their work on urgent human rights issues, including the rescue of trafficked victims, the protection of orphans and street children and the prosecution of human traffickers.

“Each intern is passionate about doing this work for their whole career,” said 3L Ashleigh Chapman, Administrative Director for the Center. “This was a critical component of them getting the internships in the first place.” Several interns will serve in their native countries with plans to return after graduation. The selected law students for summer 2011 internships are as follows:

Anna Ernest (2L), a native of Russia, will work at the European Center for Law and Justice on international religious freedom and human rights in Strasbourg, France.

Alana Martinez (3L), from California, will work with Generate Hope in providing…

Regent Law in the News

Professor Brad Jacob was a guest on The Tony Macrini Show (WNIS) on Wednesday, May 11, to discuss the U.S. Constitution.

Graduates Celebrate New Beginnings

Commencement is the celebration of new beginnings, a fresh start, a new chapter of life. This year, Regent University's commencement ceremony—held on Saturday, May 7—celebrated 1,153 graduates who have concluded their studies and will begin lives of service in communication, law, business, ministry, government, education, counseling and other fields. The School of Law in particular graduated 123 students.

The outdoor ceremony on the Library Plaza at Regent's campus in Virginia Beach, Va., attracted more than 5,000 family members and friends. This is Regent's largest graduating class to date.

Regent President Carlos Campo welcomed graduates and their guests. He commended them for their hard work and urged them to remember the source of their accomplishments. "We know that God goes with you and this leadership comes not from your own strength but strength from the Lord," he said. "We challenge each of you to continue to walk in His strength and not your own.&…

Regent Law in the News

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (’89) rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell last Mon., May 2, as reported in this article lauding the positive economic impact he has brought to the Commonwealth since being sworn in Jan. 2010.

Lynne Marie Kohm, the John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law, was a guest on WYRM (AM 1110 Norfolk) on Wed., May 4, to discuss issues surrounding abortion, including parental rights and malpractice.

Trial Advocacy Board Celebrates Another Successful Competition Year

The 2010-11 competition season marked a very successful one for Regent Law’s Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) on both the regional and national levels.
The TAB team consisting of 3Ls Katherine White, Terah Gaertner, Aaron Block, and Jonathan Growick (Regent TAB Chairman) were awarded Second Best Brief at the Stetson National Pretrial Advocacy Competition in early October. In a field of thirteen competitors they beat out teams from such schools as Georgetown University Law Center and College of William and Mary School of Law for the Second Best Brief honors.
Over the weekend of October 29-30, second year law students Lyhana Rael Brewer and Ashleigh Chapman and third year students Joel Hills and Brittany Harris (pictured) were semi-finalists at the ABA Regional Labor and Employment Law Competition in Washington, D.C.
Lastly, Katherine White and Ashleigh Champan advanced to the quarter-final round in the Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Trial Competition held February 4-6 at the Univers…

Empathy and the Law

Hunter Hanger, who graduated from Regent December of 2010 after earning a joint degree in Law and Theology, spoke of the indispensable role of empathy in the practice of law—and life—at the final Law Chapel service of the 2010-11 academic year.
After sharing a personal anecdote that taught him the difference between empathy and sympathy, Hanger, a self-described “fixer,” said that “As aspiring attorneys people are going to come into our offices in pain, and our response is going to be to look for a solution to their problems, but if that is all we do I think we will be missing the mark.” He explained that in order to offer the best solution for a client’s problem, lawyers must first be willing to “sit in the mud” with them.
“We all know that ‘Jesus wept,’ is the shortest verse in the English translation of the Bible,” he said, “but it is also a model of Christian empathy.” Hanger suggested that even though Jesus probably knew He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, He still chose t…

Law Alumnus Launches Radio Talk Show

It has only been two short years since earning his J.D. from Regent Law and Jordan Sekulow (’09) is already making a tangible impact on the American political conversation.

His most recent endeavor? The Jordan Sekulow Show (JSS).

“Through the Jordan Sekulow Show, I take the edge and immediacy of Twitter to talk radio with cutting analysis of today's political and media landscape,” said Sekulow.
In the first two weeks that the Washington, D.C., based show has been airing, Sekulow has welcomed a number of influential and distinguished guests from the American political spectrum, including Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
Sekulow emphasized that the JSS is about his audience, so he poses questions to his guests that listeners post in real time on Twitter.

JSS Producer Nicolas Peaks lauds the show for being different than other radio talk shows because "it is youthful yet filled with passion and experie…

Regent Law in the News

Alumnus F. Patrick Yeatts (’93) was elected to a Circuit Court judgeship in the Lynchburg, Va.’s 24th Judicial Circuit according to this Friday, Apr. 29, report from WSLS 10 (NBC Roanoke).