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Moot Court Team Advances to National Competition

Continuing a tradition of excellence among Regent University School of Law competition teams, the Moot Court Team recently won the Region IV competition of the National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) sponsored by the New York Bar Association. Held Nov. 16-17, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., the competition included 22 teams.

Regent's team of third-year law students Paul Bailey, Andrew Kartchner, and Jessica Pak (shown, l to r) also won the award for the best brief.

The NMCC is one of two moot court national championships. This year, 183 teams entered the competition, which encompasses 15 regions around the country. Other schools competing in Region IV included the University of West Virginia, University of Louisville, University of Richmond, the College of William & Mary, and Duke University.

Only 30 teams across the country—Regent among them—will advance to the national competition Jan. 28-31 in New York City.

"This is a very prom…

Accelerated Program Shaves Year Off Traditional Law Degree

Thanks to its new accelerated degree programs, Regent University's School of Law is at the front of the pack when it comes to making a law degree more affordable. Beginning in June 2013, students can enroll in a two-year Accelerated Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program, shaving a year off of a traditional program.

The financial burden associated with the traditional three-year option can be daunting for some. "We are seeking to provide students with options that help them manage the cost of law school," said Dean Jeffrey Brauch. "Students in the two-year program save time and living expenses. They also enter the job market a year earlier than they otherwise would."

While the approach is untraditional (Regent is one of just a handful of law schools offering this option), Brauch believes it will be particularly appealing to older students looking to enhance or change their career. "The cost and time savings may be particularly attractive to applicants with fa…

Professor David Velloney in the News

David Velloney, associate professor in the School of Law, was quoted this week in a number of national and international publications addressing the trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, an imprisoned soldier accused of leaking classified material in the WikiLeaks scandal. Professor Velloney's comments were included in articles distributed by Thomson Reuters News and Insight to a number of national and international outlets including the Ma'an News Agency, Yahoo!, and The Oregon Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, The Daily Press, the Oman Daily Observer and The U.S. Daily.

Professor Velloney was also quoted in this Wednesday, Nov. 14, article from Discovery News discussing the legality and security of public officials having affairs.

This Week on Campus - 11.16.2012

Congratulations to the Regent University School of Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) which won the 2012 American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Negotiation Competition on November 10-11, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Third-year law students Hannah Carter and Chris Bell(pictured right) placed first from a roster of 24 teams representing different universities. Read the full article here.

An informational luncheon regarding the 2013 Israel Summer Law Program was held on Monday, November 12.

Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute spoke on the debt crisis and fiscal cliff that faces the United States at a Federalist Society meeting on Tuesday, November 13.

Professor James Davids of Regent Law and the Robertson School of Government delivered this week’s Law Chapel message about better understanding our “calling.” Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.

Law students were able to participate in the Mock Interview Prog…

Regent Hosts Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference

The decision to attend law school is not one to be taken lightly.

In an effort to serve local community members interested in legal education, Regent University School of Law recently hosted the Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference, held by the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

With 88 students in attendance, the day featured first-hand accounts from attorneys, law students and law professors, all designed to expose college and high school students to law school and legal career opportunities.

"The Virginia State Bar hosts the Minority Pre-Law Conference because we wish to expose students to all aspects of law school and educate them about opportunities in the legal profession with the goal of diversifying the legal profession," explained Edwin Wu, co-chair of the conference and adjunct professor at Norfolk State University. "With an ever-growing diverse population, the need for diversity in the legal profession has become even more important.&qu…

Negotiation Team Wins Regional ABA Competition

Continuing a tradition of excellence in legal competition, Regent University School of Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) won the 2012 American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Negotiation Competition Nov. 10-11, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Regent Law's winning team will be among the teams competing at the ABA National Negotiation Competition in Dallas Feb. 8-9.

Third-year law students Hannah Carter and Chris Bell placed first from a roster of 24 teams representing universities like Georgetown, American University, George Mason, George Washington University, University of Richmond, the University of Maryland, Washington & Lee, William & Mary and other law schools throughout Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

By winning the competition, Bell and Carter advance to the National Competition for the second time in two years. Last year they finished second in the nation behind the University of Minnesota.

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This Week on Campus - 11.9.2012

Judge Rossie Alston from the Virginia Court of Appeals delivered this week’s Law Chapel message about learning how to “surrender.” Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.

Members of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) offered their insight to pre law students attending the Hampton Roads Minority Pre Law Conference on Saturday, November 3.

The Regent University Chili Bowl Championship and Tailgate took place on Saturday, November 3.

An informative meeting regarding the Uganda 2013 Summer program took place on Monday, November 5. If you were unable to attend the meeting please contact Professor Velloney at dvelloney@regent.edu.

Students were able to learn about Pathfinder and Vault through a tutorial offered by Career Services on Monday, November 5.

1Ls participated in a Resume Blitz through Career Services on Monday, November 5.

The Regent Law Moot Court Board hosted the 2012 Regent Cup Competition on campus from Wednesday, November 7 through Friday, November 9. The co…

Law Alumni Win Big in Recent Elections

Congratulations to three Regent University School of Law alumni on their recent election success:

Megan Revis Frederick ('09) was elected Commonwealth Attorney in Culpeper, Va.

Erika James ('02) was elected as a District Judge for North Carolina District 8

Mary Howard Wells ('02) was elected as a District Judge for North Carolina District 11.

James and Wells are the 4th and 5th alumni to take the bench in 2012, bringing the total number of Regent Law alumni currently serving as judges to 24 and the number who have served all-time to 28.

Over 40 Regent Law alumni have served as elected officials in the schools 26-year history.