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Regent Law Recap: Week of September 9, 2013

STUDENT NEWS

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 the Hampton Roads community. VBA LSC coordinates numerous student and local attorney networking events and participates in community service events year-round. In the spring of each year, the VBA LSC hosts a food drive on campus for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

Students working in the Civil Litigation Clinic are handling an active caseload, and so far this month, they have already represented clients in six cases, which include Admin Law and Protective Order cases.

Regent University Law Review will be holding a Food Law Symposium on September 27-28, 2013. Register today!

FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Professor Kathleen McKee was interviewed on HearSay with Cathy Lewis (WHRO, Norfolk) on Monday, September 9. McKee discussed current issues regarding human trafficking and slavery in the United States and the rest of the world.

Professor Eleanor Weston Brown presented Fewer Walls and More Bridges: Removing Barriers to Social Enterprise Through Tax Reform, at the June 2013 Law and Society Annual Meeting.

Professor James J. Duane will be lecturing about constitutional law this month at the invitation of the law school student chapters of the Federalist Society at St. Louis University (on September 12) and the University of Maryland (on September 18).

Professor Tessa Dysart presented a piece at the Southeast Association of Law Schools (SEALS) as part of the New Scholars program. Here piece was called Health Care and the Origination Clause: An Indirect Constitutional Violation.

Professors Tessa Dysart, Tom Folsom, and Scott Pryor participated in a SEALS discussion group on the topic of “The Religiously-Affiliated Law School and the Legal Academy” at the SEALS 2013 Annual Conference in August, 2013.

Professor Tom Folsom presented a piece at SEALS on a Copyright Panel entitled “The 'America Invents Act' and Patent Reform: The Solution, or Just More Problems?”

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

Professor Scott Pryor moderated a podcast recently called “Experts Examine Current Chapter 9 Cases and What Lies Ahead for Municipal Distress in 2013,” which can be found here. From that experience he decided to write an article about Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The leading bankruptcy specialty law journal invited him to publish the initial version of his piece; however, since finishing the article, he has submitted it to a number of top law reviews to achieve better placement. Pryor also wrote a short review of “Evangelicals and Catholics Together on Law: The Lord of Heaven and Earth (Joint Statement by Evangelical and Catholic Legal Scholars),” published by the Journal of Christian Legal Thought.

Professor Gloria Whittico was published In Memoriam: Remembrances from the Legacy of Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell, Sr., 25 Regent L. Rev. 403, Spring 2012-2013. Whittico has also been nominated to submit to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer 2014 Stipend Proposal on Legal Principles and the Institution of Chattel Slavery in Missouri’s Courts of Last Resort (1821-1865).

ALUMNI NEWS

Grady Palmer ('00) has joined the law firm of Poole Mahoney PC and will be part of its land use practice group working at the Chesapeake office.

OTHER NEWS

PreLaw Magazine cited the Center for Ethical Formation as an ‘innovative idea’ for law school reform. Read the story here.

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