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Showing posts from July, 2013

Three Regent Law Grads Win Texas Coerced Abortion Case

Stephen Casey (‘07) and Greg Terra (‘01) of the Texas Center for Defense of Life and Michael Casaretto (‘10) won a Texas coerced abortion case in which a teenager’s parents persuaded her to have an abortion against her will. The court granted the teenager an injunction, ordering the 16-year-old girl’s parents to stop coercing her to have an abortion. The attorneys defended their client on the grounds of Roe v. Wade, which states that women have the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. The case gained attention from national media outlets, and the attorneys interviewed for programs such as 20/20.

Law School Launches Uganda Summer Program

For Regent University School of Law students longing to fulfill the Biblical charge of "seeking justice" and "encouraging the oppressed," changing the world begins in Uganda.

This summer marked the pilot summer program as Regent partnered with Uganda Christian University (UCU), located just outside of the nation's capital city of Kampala. Students participating in this month-long program earned four credit hours toward their law degree as they studied courses in the East Africa Legal Environment and Human Rights in Africa.

"We wanted to develop a summer program for our students who want to work in East Africa," said David Velloney, School of Law adjunct faculty member and developer of the summer program. "We've seen an increase in undergraduates and older students coming to law school who are interested in social and international justice issues. This program will help all of our students be better trained in that."

Velloney credits sim…

Regent Law Alumni in the News

Alumna Nicole Foltz '08 was named by The National Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35. She serves as counsel for the House Budget Committee. Alumna Heidi Isenhart '95 recently earned two honors: she was named one of Florida Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" and named a 2013 Florida Super Lawyer. The news was reported on her firm's website.

School of Law Leaders Travel to New Nation of South Sudan

When the violent storms of the 22 year-long Sudanese Civil War settled, the world's youngest nation was born. This week, as the Republic of South Sudan celebrates its two-year anniversary as an independent nation, it faces another challenge: rebuilding its identity.

South Sudan's efforts to dismiss former judicial practices steeped in Muslim faith and Sharia law and to adopt English as the official language begins at the educational level. Regent University School of Law's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law is seeking to aid the University of Juba—a public university in South Sudan's capital city—in its beginning stages of adopting and instilling English common law into its judicial practices.

Common law is the body of law based on custom and general principles that, embodied in case law, serves as precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute. Common law has been administered in the courts of England since the Middle Ages and …

Judge Jennifer Dorow ('95) Honored by Wisconsin Law Journal

The Wisconsin Law Journal recently honored Judge Jennifer Dorow ‘95 for her judgment, integrity, and role serving families as a Waukesha Country Circuit Court judge. She was one of 27 women in the state to receive the award at the 2013 Women in the Law Banquet.

Read about the 2013 Women in the Law Banquet here.

Professor Duane Cited by U.S. House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform recently cited Professor James Duane’s public statements on whether IRS official Lois Lerner had waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she appeared before that Committee.

Read Duane’s official statement to the Committee here.