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Summit Discusses Model Strategy to Fight Human Trafficking

The international issue of human trafficking often seems too enormous to tackle, but at a summit hosted by Regent University's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Wednesday, Dec. 5, the issues were broken down to the city level, with real strategies for Hampton Roads to implement to combat human trafficking.

The event was hosted in partnership with the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative and sponsored by the Protecting Children Foundation.

"This is not a problem that can be solved by any one entity—it must be a joint effort of many organizations in the community," said Kurt Ormberg, national coordinator of the Innocence Lost National Initiative with the FBI and a panelist featured at the summit.

"If we're not serving the people of our own community, I think we're missing out on a big part of what we're called to do," said Ashleigh Chapman, summit organizer and administrative director of Regent's Center for Global Justic…

Faculty Highlight: Professor Eleanor Weston Brown

This fall Professor Eleanor Weston Brown spoke at the 13th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation hosted by The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, the UBC National Centre for Business Law, and the UBC Centre for Law and the Environment in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference focused on relationships between the environment and taxation, including the political, psychological, institutional and other barriers to the adoption of environmental taxation; emerging developments and new opportunities for the introduction of environmental taxation; and the potential for environmental taxation to induce technological innovation for the abatement of pollution.

Professor Brown’s conference paper, “Agricultural Reform and the U.S. 2012 Farm Bill: A Call for Conservation, Healthy Food and Transparency,” addressed what Brown contends are missed opportunities for reform in agricultural subsidies within the proposed 2012 Farm Bill.

Brown believes that access to healthy fo…

Two Law Alumni in the News

Kristi Wooten '99 (Law and Government) was the subject of this Friday, Dec. 7, profile from Inside Business. Wooten was selected by the Hampton Roads, Va., publication to receive one of its Women in Business Achievement Awards.

Brett Thompson '01 (Law) was the subject of this recent article from discussing his work as an attorney and philanthropist.

Law Professor James Duane Quoted in Inside Business

James Duane, professor in the School of Law, was quoted in this Friday, Nov. 30, article from Inside Business discussing federal jury selection and what can be expected in jury selection for an upcoming bank trial.

Click here to read the article.

Faculty Highlight: Dean Natt Gantt & Professor Ben Madison

Regent Law faculty stay busy with more than just teaching. As we approach the end of the fall 2012 semester, we would like to share highlights of how our faculty continue to contribute to the scholarly conversation at key conferences nationwide.

Associate Dean Natt Gantt(top photo), and Professor Ben Madison(bottom photo) participated in Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers' (ETL) first annual conference, "The Development of Professional Identity in Legal Education: Rethinking Learning and Assessment," held September 27-29, 2012, in Denver, Co.

ETL, a selective consortium of 24 law schools under the auspices of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), sponsored the conference focused on developing expertise around the formation of professional identity in legal education.

Regent Law was recently granted membership into the prestigious organization after being recognized for its pioneering work in helping Regent students develop their profession…