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This Week on Campus

Assistant Professor J. Haskell Murray of Regent University School of Law presented a paper on jurisdictional competition and social enterprise at the annual meeting of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in New Orleans on Sunday, January 6.

Spring 2013 courses commenced on Monday, January 7.

To help students bring in the New Year and own their career, Career Services hosted "The Nuts & Bolts of Job Searching" program on Tuesday, January 8.

On Wednesday and Thursday, January 10, students interested in becoming Student Ambassadors were able to have their questions answered by Sarah Schulte in the lobby of Robertson Hall. More information on becoming a Student Ambassador may be found here.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor L. O. Natt Gantt, II of Regent University School of Law, delivered this week’s Law Chapel message on the topic of “worry” and how to fully trust the Lord to provide in times of need on Thursday, January 10. Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.

Career Services hosted a 3L Walk-In Day for students on Thursday, January 10.

Faculty and Staff of Regent Law participated in the annual New Year Prayer meeting on Friday, January 11.

The Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law hosted the 2nd Annual “Seeking Justice for the Least of These” symposium on Friday and Saturday, January 11-12. Over 50 experts shared about their critical work to combat child trafficking, improve child welfare systems, reform juvenile justice efforts, and advocate for children in need of families. For a complete schedule of events see here.

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