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Interns Make Impact on Fight Against Human Trafficking in the U.S.

A summer legal internship evokes images of students hunched over legal tomes in a dusty law library. While there was certainly research and writing involved, for a group of Regent University School of Law students, the traditional summer internship has been redefined.

Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights & the Rule of Law, second-year law students Heather Pate, Danielle Gallaher and Nicole Tutrani didn't travel to far-off locations; rather they stuck close to home, choosing to work with people and organizations fighting for human rights in the United States.

Pate spent the summer as a policy intern for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) in Washington, D.C. Her primary responsibilities included scheduling meetings with Congressional staff, agencies and professionals with research or concerns about adoption care and policies. She also participated in meetings with various agencies, wrote and edited publications outlining research and legi…

Regent Law in the News

Darius Davenport, director of career and alumni services in the School of Law, was quoted in this Monday, Aug. 20, article from World on Campus. Davenport's remarks, as well as comments from third-year law student Rebekah Kaylor, addressed the importance of feeling called to law in a job market that is increasingly frustrating to some students.

Law Community Service Day Impacts Local Community

On Friday, Aug. 17, 156 Regent University School of Law students joined law school faculty and staff to serve the Hampton Roads, Va., area during the school's fourth annual Community Service Day.
Regent Law holds this event annually the week prior to the start of the fall semester.

Volunteers accumulated over 620 hours of community service across regional sites including Union Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Society of St. Andrew, St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children, The Bridge Christian Fellowship and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

Community Service Day volunteers painted, picked peas to feed families in need across Hampton Roads, landscaped lawns and restored buildings, boosted the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population, and helped needy clients secure professional legal services—all in a single day.

Before sending the students out to serve, Darius Davenport, director of Career and Alumni Services and …

Regent Law in the News

Lynne Marie Kohm, the John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law in the School of Law, was a guest on WYRM 1110 AM to discuss her Family Restoration blog and the culture of life.




Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was quoted in this Sunday, Aug. 12, article from the Daily Press regarding recent amicus briefs filed by attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union asking a federal appeals court to rule that clicking the "Like" button on the social networking site is constitutionally protected speech. The article was picked up by WDBJ 7 (CBS Roanoke) on Monday, Aug. 13.

Regent Law in the News

Professor Brad Jacob was interviewed by WAVY TV (NBC Norfolk) on Wednesday, Aug. 8, regarding recent amicus briefs filed by attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union asking a federal appeals court to rule that clicking the "Like" button on the social networking site is constitutionally protected speech.

Legal Intern Impacts Advances in Trafficking Awareness in Japan

Third-year Regent University law student Rebekah Kaylor grew up in Japan as the daughter of missionaries. But, when she started her degree at Regent Law, she never dreamed her studies would take her back to the country she'd grown to love.

Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights & the Rule of Law, Kaylor is one of a group of 22 interns working on issues of human trafficking and justice both in the United States and abroad.

Kaylor's summer internship was with Operation Blessing International (OBI) in Japan. Her task: researching ways the non-profit organization can help fight violence against women, including sex trafficking and domestic violence in Japan.

"Even though Japan is one of the largest destination countries in Asia for trafficking victims, awareness of trafficking is very low," Kaylor explained. "Many times, there is either an outright denial of its existence or a complete misunderstanding of what it is."

One of the major …