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Regent Law in the News

Monique Miles (’08) was recently selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Service Award from the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference for her work as Chair of the Conference's Women and Minorities in the Profession Commission. She received the award during the Young Lawyers Conference luncheon at the Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach on June 15, 2012.

Miles is an associate at the firm of Charlson Bredehoft Cohen Brown & Sakata, P.C, in Reston, Va.

Randy Singer, School of Law adjunct professor, was featured in this Virginian-Pilot article on Sunday, June 24, reviewing his new legal novel, "The Last Plea Bargain."

Darius Davenport, director of career and alumni services with the School of Law, was quoted in a recent Virginia Lawyers Weekly article (link unavailable) discussing job placement statistics for 2011 graduates released last week by the American Bar Association.

James Duane, professor in the School of Law, was a guest on CBN News Thu…

3Ls Exceed National Trend for Satisfaction

Regent University third-year law students are indicating high levels of satisfaction with their educational experience, compared to many of their peers nationwide who express discontent with the state of legal education. In a recent national survey, students rated Regent Law very well in several key areas. The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), co-sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, assesses whether an institution's programs and practices are having the desired effect on students' activities, experiences and outcomes.

The 2012 LSSSE found that, in terms of ethical formation, employment services and overall satisfaction, Regent's law students are very pleased to have come to Regent and, in very high numbers, would come back if they had the chance to do it again.

"My personal experience as a recent graduate confirms the phenomenal academic training and environme…

Law Students Receive On-the-Job Training

On-the-job training is a crucial part of a law school education. While this training can take many forms, for three Regent University students who recently completed their second year in the School of Law, it comes as a summer opportunity to work closely with judges across the United States.

Laura Zuber is interning for the Honorable Bobby R. Baldock of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Roswell, N.M. As an intern, her days are spent conducting research for the judge's pending cases and writing bench memoranda based on the parties' briefs submitted to the court as well as other documents related to cases before the court. Her research covers procedural history, the facts of the case and the legal arguments being used.

But, her days aren't simply spent in research and writing. "Throughout the day, I may be asked to proofread a draft, read an opinion in the circuit, or talk with the judge about good skills to have as a clerk and lawyer," she said. "I [also] s…

Law Student, Coast Guardsman Runs for Heroes

When most people take up running and decide to enter a race, it's usually in the 5k to 10k range—maybe even a half or full marathon for the truly ambitious. But Regent University School of Law student Marshall Griffin took his long distance running about 500,000 steps further to complete a 260 mile ultra-marathon across the state of Georgia this May.

Griffin was one of just eleven individual runners and 13 relay teams to complete the feat Memorial Day Weekend. Organized to benefit House of Heroes, a non-profit organization that provides home maintenance and repair for elderly and impaired veterans, the 2012 Run for the Heroes began on May 24, in Columbus, Ga., and finished May 27, in Savannah, Ga.

"I was attracted to the race first, and then learned about the charity," Griffin said. Fundraising for House of Heroes was optional, but once Griffin got involved, he chose to set a goal. "I felt like [House of Heroes] was doing some good work, so I decided to try to raise m…

Texas Governor Appoints Alum to Chair Panel

Greg Wilhelm '98 was appointed chairman of the Texas Parental Rights Advisory Panel, according to this Monday, June 4, article from the Waxahachie Daily Light.

And in other recent news, Professor Brad Jacob was interviewed in this article by FOX News regarding a New Jersey woman whose public housing authority asked her to remove American flags from her apartment balcony. The FOX story was also picked up by The Daily Caller.

Jacob was also quoted in this article from the Baptist Press about federal abortion and contraceptive mandates