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Programs in France and Israel Broaden Legal Perspectives

Picture floating in the Dead Sea, visiting the City of David, or walking through Hezekiah's tunnel, all while earning course credit and learning about Israel's government and legal system. Or, picture learning about international law and human rights issues firsthand from officials of European legal and human rights organizations.

Regent University law and government students with an adventurous spirit and heart for travel will have the opportunity to apply for two unique study abroad opportunities taking place in summer 2012.

For five weeks in Strasbourg, France, Regent Law students can take six units in the areas of civil liberties and national security law, international human rights, comparative criminal procedure, and origins of the western legal tradition. Courses will be taught by former Attorney General and current distinguished professor John Ashcroft and professors Michael Hernandez, James Duane and Eric DeGroff.

Second-year law student Jillian Reding, the current gradu…

Regent Law in the News

Regent Law 3L Patrick McKay was recently quoted in this DigitalJournal.com article exploring a flaw in YouTube’s Content-ID anti-piracy filter.

Os Hillman Speaks to Law Students on Becoming Change Agents

Religion, business, arts and entertainment, education, family, media, and government. These are the seven mountains of culture as defined by author and speaker Os Hillman. Speaking at Regent University's School of Law Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 17, Hillman challenged students to recognize their roles as "change agents" in these seven areas of influence.

Discussing the age-old debate over vocation versus calling, Hillman asked the students, "How do we bring the entire area of our life into our calling?" The idea of calling raises the question of purpose—specifically God's purposes for His people. "What God's put us on the earth for is to manifest His presence on the earth," he explained. "Transformed people transform culture."

"It was [once] thought that if we could just get more Christians in the culture, then we could change the culture," Hillman said. But, he added, sheer numbers of people claiming faith are not what brings c…

Moot Court Team Advances to National Competition

After an intense weekend of competition in Richmond, Va., Regent University School of Law’s moot court team will advance to the nationals of the National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) to be held January 30- February 2 in New York City.

The NMCC consists of fifteen regional competitions among law schools nationwide followed by a final competition amongst the top thirty teams in the nation (the top two teams from each region).

Regent’s team of Tristen Cramer, Amy Vitale, and Megan Donley advanced, along with a team from William & Mary, to the national rounds. Regent defeated teams from the University of Virginia, Duke University, the University of Kentucky, Campbell University, and Charlotte School of Law.

Tristen Cramer won the award for the best oralist in the final round. Regent’s team also produced the region’s second best brief.

The NMCC allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of the legal profession. According to team coach …

Two Regent Negotiation Teams Place Among the Top Four at Regional ABA Competition

Regent University School of Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) made a strong showing at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition held November 12-13, 2011 at the Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Va.

The team of Hannah Carter and Chris Bell placed finished second overall from a roster of over 24 teams representing George Mason, William & Mary, Georgetown, American University, Washington & Lee and other law schools throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C

Both of Regent’s teams made the final round of four, with the team of Shiann Ashenbrenner and Braden Morgan finishing third overall.

Carter and Bell are hopeful they will receive an official invitation from the ABA to compete in the national competition, February 3-4, 2012 in New Orleans, La.

Team coach Prof. Eric DeGroff commented on his students’ exemplary performance.

“They were a joy to behold,” he said. “What impressed me most about them was that they were a…

Registration Opens for Summer Program in Israel

How would you like to float in the Dead Sea, visit the City of David, or walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel all while earning course credit and learning about Israel’s government and legal system firsthand?

Law and government students interested in joining Professors Robert “Skip” Ash and Joseph Kickasola for Regent University School of Law’s summer program in Israel, May 18 - June 6, 2012, are encouraged to register immediately while space remains.

At a recent interest meeting held in Robertson Hall, program faculty and previous Israel program participants discussed their experiences attending the summer program in Israel.

Scott Lambert, a current 3L, described the Israel program as being “more than a tourist trip.” Lambert highlighted the program as providing “good exposure to government issues” and said he had no problems walking around Jerusalem either during the day or evenings. “I felt totally safe,” he said.

Olivia Summers, a current 2L, agreed. “It was an amazing trip.” Summers sa…

Regent Law Review Hosts Annual Symposium

The Regent University Law Review recently welcomed keynote speaker Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies along with a panel of right of conscience legal experts to its annual symposium held over the weekend of Nov. 4-5, 2011 on Regent's campus.

Over the course of a Friday evening banquet and Saturday panel sessions this year's symposium, titled "Protecting Conscience: Harmonizing Religious Liberties and the Offering of Commercial Services," brought leading legal minds together to address some of the emerging issues in right of conscience litigation, specifically in the area of commercial business.

From foster-care workers facing license revocation for refusing adoption to homosexual couples and medical professionals required to provide abortions and students "encouraged" to sign statements violating deeply held religious beliefs or face expulsion, Christians in all sectors of society are increasingly impacted by federal-anti discrimination laws.

A brief v…

Law Chapel Highlights “Operation Christmas Child"

Operation Christmas Child, a program sponsored by the Samaritan’s Purse ministry, is once again underway at Regent University School of Law. 
The program seeks to bless the lives of underprivileged children across the globe by providing them with a shoebox of small gifts and the Gospel. Much more than a toy donation, the shoeboxes are much needed support for children that live in poor conditions and represent to each child that people haven’t forgotten them and that God loves them. 
At the law school’s November 3, 2011, chapel Jim Weaver, a local full-time volunteer for Samaritan’s Purse, reported that in 2010 Operation Christmas Child distributed shoeboxes to 8.2 million children in 109 countries. Since 1993, over 85 million shoe boxes have been donated and delivered worldwide.  According to Weaver, “The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is in every box.”
The Moot Court Board will be collecting filled shoeboxes through November18th at numerous drop-off stations in Robertson Hall.
Shoeboxes…

Regent Law in the News

Colleen McNamee ('99) was named a Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Family Law according to this Thursday, Nov. 3, article in Home and Family.

Political Heavyweights Debate Solutions for Economic Crisis

As Wall Street and an increasing number of cities around the nation find themselves "occupied" by protesters, and markets experience a daily rollercoaster of ups and downs, it's clear that America's economic crisis is very much dictating today's headlines. With this in mind, Regent University's ninth annual Clash of the Titans®, "Countdown to Collapse: Solving America's Economic Crisis," could not be a more timely or vitally needed discussion.

With the theatre at Regent's Communication & Performing Arts Center filled with more than 700 people, it was quickly apparent that this debate would be far from simply an academic exercise in rhetorical ideas. More than mere observers to America's current economic predicament, each speaker in his own way has helped shape the economic policies of Congress and of the last three presidential administrations.

Representing the left were Lawrence H. Summers, who served as director of the White Hous…