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Student News Recap: Week of September 23, 2013

3L Min-shik Kim of Daegu, South Korea, was featured in a student spotlight.

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) held a general interest meeting on Monday, September 23.

Regent Students For Life (RSFL) held a general interest meeting on Monday, September 23.

The International Law Society (ILS) held a general interest meeting on Tuesday, September 24.

The office of Career Services hosted representatives from the Navy JAG Corps on Tuesday, September 24.

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft welcomed students to his summer home for an ice cream social on Wednesday evening, September 25.

Professor Michael Hernandez spoke at Law Chapel. Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.

An annual Constitution Day Debate was held on campus on Thursday, September 26.

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted an event on Friday, September 27.

Faculty Achievements: Week of September 23, 2013

Professor Eric DeGroff has circulated an article discussing his latest research on the impact electronic distractions have on law students' learning processes to various journals. DeGroff was recently named the Managing Editor of the Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter and was appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to the Virginia Waste Management Board.

Professors Natt Gantt and Ben Madison submitted a book proposal to Carolina Academic Press on best practices for teaching professional identity formation .

Professor Louis Hensler submitted his book, "Torts: Cases, Materials, Questions and Comments" (2014-15 ed), to publishers.

Professor Michael Hernandez accepted a publication offer from West for his book "Mastering Estates in Land & Future Interests."

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm recently published "Why Marriage is Still the Best Default in Estate Planning Conflicts," 117 Penn State L. Rev. 1219 (2013), which is available for download here. She also …

Regent Law Recap: Week of September 16, 2013


2L Katherine David  of Leesburg, Virginia, was featured in this student spotlight.

The Student Bar Association (SBA) hosted a table day for student organizations on Monday, September 16.

Interviews with Army JAG were held on campus on Tuesday, September 17.

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted an interest meeting on Tuesday, September 17. The group is now accepting students for their tutoring program at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) hosted table days on Tuesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 19.

As part of Regent Law's Academic Success Program, Professor Gantt and Professor Whittico hosted a Study Skills Workshop on Thursday, September 19, titled “Outlining for Exam Success.”

Professor Gantt delivered the week’s Law Chapel message. Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.


Professor James Boland is publishing an article titled "A Progressive Revolution: Man, Superman, & the Death of Constitution…

Law Students Start Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter

This September, five Regent Law students launched a chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an organization that provides a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting and advancing animal rights through the legal system. It is the only law student organization of its kind on campus.

SALDF President and Founder Leslie VanOrden says she has always been an animal lover and decided to start an SALDF chapter after joining the national Animal Legal Defense Fund.

“Students will have an opportunity to look at the issues animals face from a legal point of view,” she explains. “Our organization seeks to bring these issues to the public’s eye, address them from a legal perspective, and raise awareness.”

With animal interests impacting many types of law, including entertainment, food, and family law, the chapter’s founders say that SALDF provides an opportunity for students to understand that animal interests is a diverse and growing area of law.

“By making p…

Regent Law Recap: Week of September 9, 2013


3L Joseph Maughon of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was featured in a student spotlight.

On Monday, September 9, the Federalist Society hosted guest speaker Doug Bandow, a senior fellow with the CATO institute to discuss the issue of Syria and what involvement, if any, the United States should have in the matter.

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) hosted a table day on Thursday, September 12.

Interviews with Suffolk City Attorney's Office were held on campus on Thursday, September 12.

Dave Velloney, pastor at River Oak Church and professor at Regent Law, delivered this week’s Law Chapel message titled “The Gift of Work” about work as a blessing and gift from God. Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.

The Virginia Bar Association Student Council (VBA LSC) hosted a table day on Thursday, September 12. In part to bring awareness to the month of September as Hunger Action Month, members also dressed in orange (the symbolic color of hunger) to spread awareness of hunger issues in t…

PreLaw Magazine Cites Center for Ethical Formation as an ‘Innovative Idea’ for Law School Reform

PreLaw magazine, a premier publication for prospective law students, recently highlighted Regent University School of Law’s Center for Ethical Formation and Legal Reform in its “Back to School” issue.

The issue explores 25 new ideas law schools are advancing to recast legal education by incorporating skills and training that will better equip students to practice law after graduation.

“We are pleased with the recognition in preLaw magazine, as it is another indicator of how legal education is experiencing a needed renaissance in its focus on the character formation of law students,” says Professor Natt Gantt, co-director of the Center for Ethical Formation.

Regent Law’s Center for Ethical Formation is at the vanguard of legal education reform.

Drawing on the principles outlined in the Carnegie Foundation’s landmark report, “Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Practice of Law,” the Center for Ethical Formation develops the ethical framework necessary for students to achieve the hig…

Regent Law Recap: Week of September 2, 2013


Professor Kenneth Ching spoke at Regent Law chapel this past Thursday. View chapels online here.

Professor Kathleen McKee will be a panelist for the Hampton Roads World Affairs Council on issues surrounding human trafficking on Wednesday, September 11 in Norfolk.  See for more details.

Professor Ben Madison recently posted his latest piece on identity formation to SSRN.

Professor Tessa Dysart’s article published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review can be found here.

Professor Kenneth Ching recently posted his latest piece on a Thomist approach to collectivism in contracts to SSRN.

Professor Jim Davids is sending out his latest piece on public funding of religious colleges to all the CCCU deans and colleges. 5 Regent J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 11 (2013).

Dean Jeffrey Brauch just published a piece on human rights since 9/11 at 31 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 339 (2013).  

Professors Ben Madison and Natt Gantt are writing a chapter for the updated Best Practices in…

Professor Bradley Jacob Appears on CBN

School of Law Professor Bradley Jacob appeared on CBN's NewsWatch on Friday, Aug. 30. Professor Jacob talked about Constitutional issues regarding possible U.S. military involvement in Syria.