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Showing posts from July, 2012

Law School Gains Membership in National Legal Education Consortium

Regent University School of Law continues to advance its commitment to student-centered learning.

The school was recently granted membership in Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL), a selective consortium of 24 law schools under the auspices of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). ETL’s goal is to facilitate and encourage best practices in legal education in order to train new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism.

In order to be considered for membership in ETL, a law school must undergo a thorough assessment and meet a number of criteria including a demonstrated commitment to the legal education reforms outlined in the Carnegie Foundation’s groundbreaking 2007 report, Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law.
Professor Ben Madison, who was elected a fellow of the ETL consortium, observes how the consortium offers for the first time prospective law students concrete information on the quality of the legal ed…

Regent Law in the News

Justin Bush ’05, former partner at the law firm of Stallings & Bischoff, is now a named partner at the law firm of Stallings, Bush & Randall, P.C. Bush is the managing partner of the law firm’s Suffolk, Va. branch location.

Andrew McVay ’11 was the subject of this Thursday, July 19, profile in The Colorado Business Springs Journal. The profile looks at McVay's interest in law and business and how he combines them in his work.

Bob Stenzhorn ’05 was recently named Partner in Charge of Boleman, P.C.’s tax practice according to this announcement on the firm’s website.

Law Students Give Time, Talent to Local Community

Two weeks into her coursework with Regent University's Civil Litigation Clinic, School of Law student Heather Moore received her first case, a Social Security disability case referred to the clinic by the local Legal Aid Society.

Moore, who graduated in May, was still a student, but she couldn't pass up the opportunity to put her legal skills to work in the local community.

The Civil Litigation clinic, run by Associate Professor Kathleen McKee, has been a staple of Regent Law for more than 12 years, providing law students with the opportunity to use their legal knowledge to serve area residents who couldn't otherwise afford legal representation.

"The purpose of a clinical program is to give the student a feel for what it's like to work within a law firm, to represent a client from the beginning to the end of a case," McKee explained. "It helps students close the gap between classroom and courtroom."

Students have dealt with a variety of cases over the y…

Law Students Serve as Clerks for Nonprofit with Global Reach

When recent Regent University School of Law graduate Caleb Dalton looks for a job this summer, he'll have quite the writing sample to share with prospective employers. After two years of working as a student clerk for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Dalton has amassed a number of professional credits to his name, including co-authorship of a brief submitted before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dalton is one of a number of Regent Law students who have gained firsthand legal experience through the ACLJ this year. The nonprofit organization, which has offices in Virginia Beach, Va., and Washington, D.C., engages in litigation, provides legal services, renders advice to individuals and governmental agencies, and counsels clients on global freedom and liberty issues.

"I've had an extremely diverse experience here," Dalton explained. "I've been able to apply my legal education in a lot of different ways from brief writing to research to client interaction.…

Regent Law in the News

Clarence Henderson (’04) was recently appointed by Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire to a three-year appointment on the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

Washington’s Human Rights Commission is a state agency responsible for administering and enforcing Washington law’s against discrimination.

Henderson is a criminal defense attorney at Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel.

Lynne Marie Kohm, the John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law, was featured as a guest columnist by JURIST. Her op-ed, titled "Marriage and Grassroots Democracy in 2012" was published on Tuesday, June 26.

James Davids, assistant professor in the School of Law and Robertson School of Government, was quoted in this Thursday, June 28, article from discussing the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Regent Extends Teaching Relationships with Distinguished Professors

Distinguished professors Attorney General John Ashcroft and Admiral Vern Clark—popular faculty members on the Regent University campus for several years—will continue their teaching and leadership roles through 2015.

In announcing this news, Regent president, Dr. Carlos Campo, said, "The real-world experience and leadership lessons that these two men bring to our students is part of what makes Regent's academic environment so enriching. Our students and faculty consider it a real privilege to learn from them."

Ashcroft has teaching appointments in Regent's School of Law and the Robertson School of Government (RSG), covering subjects including national legal policy, human rights, civil liberties and national security.

"Regent welcomes a full discussion of issues including spiritual values and concerns. Many institutions exclude or severely limit discussion of spiritual concepts; the Regent approach of welcoming the whole truth and complete discussion is most rewardi…