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Regent Law Interns Gain First-hand Experience in Nation's Capital

Stories about summer internships often stress the importance of what a student does during the summer. This year, for several Regent University law students, where they interned was also significant.

Tristan Cramer and Patrick McKay both interned with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Washington, D.C. Cramer returned to the National Right to Life Committee as a legal intern providing research expertise. This was her third summer with the group. "I enjoy learning the most effective methods of changing hearts and minds through education and saving lives through legislation," she explained.

McKay worked for a technology and political advocacy group called the Center for Democracy and Technology. As an intern, he worked on a variety of research projects related to copyright law and telecommunications policy. He was also involved in drafting a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission over a company engaging in deceptive business practices. "Since I ultimately hope to…

Regent Law in the News

Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was a guest on The Tony Macrini Show (WNIS Norfolk) on Thursday, Aug. 25, to discuss Constitutional issues in the news.
Stephanie Reidlinger ('10) was quoted in this Sunday, Aug. 21, article in the Denver Postdiscussing the finding that women in Colorado convicted of sexually assaulting a child in their care are far less likely to go to prison than men sentenced for the same crime.
Jordan Sekulow (’09), Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice, coauthored this Aug. 16 article in the Washington Post discussing Christianity and socialism.

Regent Law Completes 600 Hours of Community Service

Taking the phrase "many hands make light work" literally, 150 students, alumni, faculty and staff from Regent University's School of Law held its annual Community Service Day on Friday, Aug. 19. The group completed an estimated 600 hours of work at a number of locations around Hampton Roads, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Norfolk Law Library, St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children, Union Mission, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and The Bridge-Swap & Shop.

"We were able to provide real and significant help to individuals and organizations in our community," said Regent Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch. "In doing so we were able to extend the love of Christ with both actions and words. Plus, the day was just fun &. After a week of academics, it was a joy to put the books aside and make new friends as we worked shoulder-to-shoulder for the good of others."

Among other things, the students shucked 2,000 pounds of corn a…

Regent Law Professors Teach at Korean University

This summer, Regent University's School of Law continued its partnership with Handong Global University's Handong International Law School. The South Korean school is an English-speaking Christian law school located in Pohang.

Regent has a close relationship with Handong that has included sending its faculty to teach courses in South Korea.

Regent Law associate professors Brad Jacob and Kathleen McKee both taught courses at Handong. Jacob taught Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and McKee taught Professional Responsibility.

This was McKee's fifth time teaching at Handong. "They really are our sister law school," she said. "I love the students and they're a joy to teach."

The Korean students take courses taught by American professors in English. Many of the students go on to take a bar exam in the United States and practice international law.

After his three-and-a-half week course, Jacob found that his students had grown both professionally and pe…

Internship Gives Student New Perspective

Third-year law student Keila Molina came to Regent University for the sole purpose of learning how to be an advocate for abused and neglected children. This summer, she put her classroom education to good use with an internship at Casa Alianza, an organization dedicated to providing shelter, rehabilitation assistance, protection services and advocacy for children in Mexico City.
While she spent much of her first month in the legal offices of Casa Alianza, Molina also developed a friendship with Rosi Orozco, a Christian congresswoman for Mexico's Federal District. Orozco is a vocal advocate for anti-human trafficking legislation. Along with her husband and members of their church, Orozco has established Fundacion Camino a Casa (The Way Home Foundation) which provides housing, counseling and hope for victims of sex trafficking and exploitation.

For the second month of her time in Mexico, Molina lived with a group of girls from Camino a Casa and taught computer classes to the girls th…

Regent Law in the News

Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was a guest with Todd Starnes on Fox News Radio on Thursday, Aug. 18, to discuss First Amendment rights in the case of a Florida school teacher who was suspended and could lose his job after he voiced his objection to gay marriage on his private Facebook page.


Law professor James Duane was quoted in this Tuesday, Aug. 16, article from the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) discussing judicial powers regardng contempt of court. The article resulted from the case of a woman who died while being held in a local jail on contempt charges.


Attorney-in-residence Randy Singer was a guest on 700 Club Interactive on Thursday, Aug. 18, discussing the plight of the "untouchables" in India and why he included them in his latest book. (link unavailable)