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Faculty Achievements: Week of October 7, 2013

In its annual law school rankings, The Princeton Review has recognized Regent University School of Law's faculty as among the top ten in the nation. Read the full story here.

Professor Kenneth Ching will present “Justice and Harsh Results: Beyond Individualism and Collectivism in Contracts” at KCON9's 9th Annual Conference on Contracts. Professor Scott Pryor presented a paper at the conference last year. 

Professor James J. Duane will lecture about constitutional law at the invitation of the student chapters of the Federalist Society at Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Va., on Thursday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m., and Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Mass., on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm presented “Child Participation in Justice: Family Involvement as the Key to Love and Respect” in Haifa, Israel, as a part of a forthcoming publication from Oxford University Press and hosted a roundtable discussion on juvenile justice among top Israeli scholars.  

Professor Scott Pryor’s work last semester as the Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute was recognized in the latest American Bar Association's “The Disclosure Statement: The Newsletter of the AALS Section on Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights.”

Professor David Wagner will lecture about constitutional law to the Federalist Society at the University of Arkansas School of Law on Thursday, October 10. 

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Lynne Marie Kohm Awarded the 2017 Faculty Excellence in Service Award

Each quarter, Regent University’s Office of Academic Affairs honors faculty members with Faculty Excellence Awards.

On November 7, Regent Law professor Lynn Marie Kohm was awarded the 2017 Faculty Excellence Award in the area of service. According to Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president of Academic Affairs, Kohm “embodies the cheerful servant leader,” and claims that her most important service to LAW is her commitment to coordinating a student women’s discipleship group.

“[Kohm] exemplifies servant leadership,” said Moreno-Riaño. “She works tirelessly to promote her school to external audiences … in her faculty development role, she passionately encourages faculty to develop their research and scholarship.”

Congratulations to Professor Lynne Marie Kohm!