Regent Law Professor Brad Jacob Quoted in WORLD Magazine

Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was quoted in this Thursday, May 24, article from World Magazine, discussing organizations that have been filing lawsuits against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.

Another Regent Law Alum Appointed Judge

The Virginia General Assembly recently selected law alumnus Cary Payne (’96) to serve as judge on the Lynchburg, Va., Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.

Tanya Bullock (’00) was also recently appointed to serve as judge on the Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.

This brings the number of Regent Law alumni who have served as judges to 26 and the number currently serving to 22.

Professor Brad Jacob in the News

Associate professor Brad Jacob was a guest on The Tony Macrini Show (WNIS Norfolk) on Wednesday, May 16, to discuss Constitutional issues surrounding the gay marriage debate, as well as the Establishment Clause and the “Six Commandments” case.

Law Alumna Appointed Judge

The Virginia General Assembly recently selected law alumna Tanya Bullock (’00) to serve as judge on the Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. This brings the number of Regent Law alumni who have served as judges to 25 and the number currently serving to 21.

Regent Law in the News

James Duane, professor in the School of Law, was a guest on Fox News Radio on Wednesday, May 2, discussing an attack on two local newspaper reporters and accusations of a cover-up by police and local media.

Randy Singer, attorney-in-residence in the School of Law, was a featured speaker at the Suffolk Leadership Prayer Breakfast, according to this Thursday, May 3, article from the Suffolk News-Herald.

Record Number of Graduates Start New Chapter

Facebook and Twitter feeds swelled with congratulatory comments and declarations of freedom this past weekend as 1,226 Regent University graduates closed one chapter of their lives to begin another at Commencement on Saturday, May 5.

More than 5,500 friends and family members attended the event to celebrate as graduates from all eight of the university's schools crossed a sunbaked stage on the Library Plaza at Regent's campus in Virginia Beach, Va.

According to law school Dean Jeffrey Brauch, the 129 members of Regent Law’s graduating class have a promising future ahead of them.

"God continues to draw academically excellent and mission-minded future lawyers to Regent Law," he said. "The class of 2012 demonstrated excellence and integrity in studying the law, and will no doubt do the same in their careers as lawyers and counselors at home and abroad."

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was the event’s keynote speaker. A member of the last graduating class of the Coburn School of Law—originally housed at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., and the predecessor to Regent Law School—Bachmann is well acquainted with the heritage of the university. "My purpose today is to remind you that none of this would have been possible without the generations who have come before you," she said. "Everything you see here is a result of faith and prayer."

Bachmann left graduates with three primary encouragements. First, "Your presence at Regent is the literal fulfillment of generations of fervent prayer," she said. "Be grateful." Second, "You hold within you the power to save nations," and third, "You carry the awesome privilege and responsibility of living your life for the glory of God."

Regent president, Dr. Carlos Campo, welcomed graduates and their guests, congratulating them on their achievements and reminding them of the heritage they share. "Four hundred years ago, Anglican priest Robert Hunt dedicated this land to God and envisioned a nation that would impact the destiny of the world," he said. "Regent's values and motto of Christian leadership to change the world echo that vision." President Campo then led guests and faculty in prayer for the graduating class.

Founder and Chancellor Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson charged graduates to "walk in miracles, in revelation and in power." Reading from the first chapter of Ephesians, Chancellor Robertson encouraged graduates to keep pursuing God. "I ask, as the Apostle Paul said, that God would give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation to serve Him and know Him better," Chancellor Robertson said. "I pray that your knowledge of God would grow day by day and that you may understand fully the hope of His calling and the exceeding power of His might."

Regent Hosts Visiting Delegation of Russian Judges

Whether the setting is a courtroom in the far reaches of Siberia or on the bench in the seven cities of Virginia's Tidewater region, establishing and furthering the rule of law remains the goal of democratic judicial systems worldwide.

As part of the library of Congress' Rule of Law initiative, Regent University, along with the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, and the Norfolk Sister Cities Organization, recently welcomed a delegation of ten Russian trial and constitutional court judges to a dinner event highlighting their experiences furthering the rule of law in their home country.

On Wednesday, April 25, a group of Hampton Roads judges and legal practitioners along with law school deans, faculty and other university guests enjoyed comments from four Russian judges exploring how the rule of law is functioning within their legal system as their society evolves from a communist to a capitalist framework.

"The judges' comments gave us all insight into how our Russian counterparts value and strive for a system that fully recognizes the rule of law," said Darius Davenport, director of Career & Alumni Services at the School of Law and event co-facilitator. "Our guests themselves were impressed by a tour of our law school and enjoyed connecting with local judges, attorneys and law students."

Judge Henry Coke Morgan, U.S. Federal District Court judge and Regent University School of Law adjunct professor, served as the lead host judge for this year's delegation and gave the event s opening address. Law school Dean Jeffrey Brauch opened with an invocation and closed the event.

This is the eleventh year the Norfolk Division of the U.S. Federal District Court has hosted a delegation of Russian Judges, and the first time Regent Law has served as a co-sponsor.

Regent Law in the News

Professor Haskell Murray presented his paper, Choose Your Own Master: Social Enterprise and Benefit Corporations, at American University’s symposium in Washington D.C. on April 18. From April 30 to May 14, Professor Murray will be guest blogging for a leading corporate law blog, the Conglomerate.

Professor Brad Jacob Presents to Mexican Naval Officers at Old Dominion University

On August 8, Associate Professor Brad Jacob presented a lecture and answered questions from a group of Mexican naval officers on the history...