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Law Student Wins Best Oral Advocate Award

Law student Lindsey Fields (2L) was named Best Oral Advocate by the American Bar Association (ABA) at its recent regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition held in Washington, D.C., according to a recent release.

Fields was one of over 80 advocates participating in the regional competition held March 8-10, 2012, which included teams from American, BYU, Emory, George Mason, Georgetown, Liberty, Maryland, Richmond, Rutgers, Temple, Washington & Lee, and William & Mary, among others.
According to team Professor Mike Hernandez, Field’s achievement underscores the dedication to excellence that characterizes Regent’s competition teams.
"Lindsey is not only an exceptionally talented oral advocate, but she worked hard to refine her skills and arguments," Hernandez said. "She relied on the Lord’s wisdom and guidance throughout the competition and was also a valuable teammate, helping our other students refine their arguments as well."
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Recently on Campus: March 19-23

The Regent Federalist Society hosted Professor Robin Wilson of Washington & Lee University School of Law for a luncheon talk on the contraception mandate and rights of conscience.

Judge Randolph Beales of the Virginia Court of Appeals delivered a luncheon message to students titled, “Making a Difference as a Lawyer: A Career in Public Service.”

Law students attended the annual Barrister’s Ball at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center.

Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House was the guest speaker at University Chapel.

Regent Law in the News

"Media and the Law: Seeking Justice for the Least of These," an upcoming symposium sponsored by the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, was featured in this Monday, March 19, Christian Post article. The symposium was also mentioned the same day in this article from Washington Square News. The article looks at how teens and young adults are responding to issues of human trafficking and mentions the symposium as one of these responses.

Law Faculty Teach at University in Uganda

The idea that law is more than just a profession is what has driven students to Regent University's School of Law for the last 25 years. It is also what inspires the school's faculty and administration to constantly work to improve the value of education students are receiving. This same idea recently sent Regent Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch and Associate Professor David Velloney to Uganda.

For several days in early March, the two visited and taught at Uganda Christian University (UCU), located about 15 miles from the country's capital city of Kampala. Their goal was to explore future partnership opportunities between Regent and the law program at UCU.

"I think we came away encouraged that we ought to have a summer exchange program," Brauch said after his return. "We've just been sensing God leading us as a school to do something to promote the rule of law in Africa."

The legal system in east African countries—including Uganda—is vastly different than the A…

This Week on Campus

Public Interest Advocates at Regent (PILAR) held its annual silent auction. Items up for grabs included a flat screen TV, an iPad, a pool party/bbq at Professor Hernandez's home, a membership to the YMCA, Dean Brauch's bow tie, and a number of gift cards. Click here for more information about PILAR.

Dean Brauch hosted his annual doughnut day. Read the Dean’s blog.

Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) and International Law Society (ILS) hosted Yuri Mantilla, Focus on the Family's Director for International Government Affairs, as a guest speaker at Law Chapel on Thursday and for a school luncheon on Friday.

The American Red Cross hosted a blood drive on campus. If you did not have a chance to donate blood click here for the nearest donation center.

Regent Law in the News

James Duane, professor in the School of Law, was quoted in this Tuesday, March 6, article in The Virginian-Pilot discussing a Norfolk judge's decision to reverse a murder verdict handed down by a jury in 2012.

Virtual Worlds and Law Expert Addresses Regent Law Students

Professor Joshua A.T. Fairfield, a videogames, e-commerce and law expert from Washington and Lee University School of Law, recently presented a lecture to the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society on the need for the regulation of the use of virtual currencies in real-world economies.

Fairfield began his talk highlighting the work of economist Ted Castronova who measured the GDP of EverQuest, a popular virtual game world, and discovered it had a larger economy than any real-world nation.

While for Fairfield, the idea that people on EverQuest were paying thousands of real dollars for imaginary spaceships was shocking in itself, he claims the era we find ourselves in now is even more so.

"What is more startling than people paying real money for fake objects is people using virtual currency to buy real goods," he said, pointing to the recent "Kut Ku" coin crisis in China. In that instance, virtual coins actually competed with government backed, or "fi…

Regent Law in the News

Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was quoted in this Saturday, Feb. 25, article on crosswalk.com discussing a growing number of lawsuits filed by Christian colleges against the federal government over the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

Law Team Wins Transactions Competition

As the competition season continues, Regent University School of Law students continue to showcase their skills and abilities at a number of competitions around the country.

Third-year law students Max Thelen and Mike Pallai recently took first place at the third annual Business Transactions Competition held at Liberty University in Lynchburg on Saturday, Feb. 25. At the one-day competition Thelen and Pallai bested two teams from Washington and Lee School of Law and seven from Liberty University School of Law to win the championship.

Their win adds to recent Alternative Dispute Resolution and Moot Court Top Five and Top Eight national competition finishes, respectively.

Several other Regent teams have also had remarkable competition seasons.

The moot court team of third-year law student Jonathan Young and second-year law student Jessica Pak recently advanced to the quarterfinals of the J. Braxton Craven Jr. Memorial Competition held Feb. 22-25, at the University of North Carolina's Sc…