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Regent Law Students Participate in Two Supreme Court Cases

Through the Right to Work Practicum at Regent University School of Law, Regent’s law students have recently had the incredible opportunity to participate in not one, but two cases being heard by the United States Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court will rule on Mulhall v. UNITE HERE in 2014.
Students participated in both Mulhall v. UNITE HERE, a major labor law case heard by the United States Supreme Court on November 13, and Harris v. Quinn, another important labor law case which the court will review in 2014.
Under the guidance of Professor Bruce Cameron, a National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation litigator and Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law at Regent University (pictured), law students provided research for the lead attorney in Mulhall v. UNITE HERE.  Students also conducted research for Harris v. Quinn.
“Most attorneys never file a case that the U.S. Supreme Court will consider,” says Professor Cameron.  “Few attorneys are involved in cases that the Supreme …

Law Team Advances to National Competition

For the third consecutive year, Regent University's School of Law Moot Court team has advanced to the finals of the National Moot Court Competition.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Regent's team finished second place overall in the regional round held in Richmond, Va.

Regent's team also took home the best brief award, marking the second year in a row Regent has received this distinction.

The finals will be held February 2014 in New York City.

"I was gratified to hear the outcome of the New York Bar Association Regional Tournament. Our team prepared and competed with excellence, and they showed once again that Regent students can compete with anyone in the country in their advocacy skills," said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law. "I look forward to seeing them compete for the National Championship in the spring, and I praise God for their success!"

Third year Regent Law students Sharon Kerk, Erik McCauley, and Joshua Smith comprise this year's moo…

Center for Global Justice Hosts Summit

Unfurling in the regime of North Korea are shocking events meeting at the intersection of a present-day Holocaust and Underground Railroad. Though the traumas evolving within the country are mostly unheard of by the rest of the world, the religious and political persecution taking place in North Korea affects nearly 200,000 people trapped in concentration camps.

Regent University School of Law's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law explored these human rights abuses during the North Korea Human Rights Summit early in November. Students obtained an inside glance into the tumultuous violations such as torture, starvation, forced abortions, beatings and assaults that take place in the nation every day.

"This is arguably the greatest human rights abuse that's taking place today," said Ernie Walton, administrative director for the Center for Global Justice. "The people are starving; they don't have rights—and the extent of the human rights…

Faculty Achievements: Week of November 11, 2013

Professor James Davids is currently in Kiev presenting two lectures on the “History of Western Legal Tradition” to evangelical Christians in Eastern Europe. Professor Davids will also give a lecture on constitutional law at the invitation of the Federalist Society at Villanova University School of Law on Thursday, November 21.

Professor James Duane accepted an offer to publish “Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Pointless Remand” in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law.

Professor Michael Hernandez will be in Richmond, Va. on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 coaching a team of Regent Law students (Sharon Kerk, Erik McCauley, and Joshua Smith) at the regional National Moot Court Competition. There are 21 teams in this region, and the top two teams advance to the NYC nationals in February.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm submitted a book chapter for Child Participation in Justice, which will be published by the Oxford University Press. The chapter is called "Teen Courts and…

Student News Recap: Week of November 4, 2013

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted a Care for Caretakers program on Tuesday, November 5.

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) hosted a Single Soldiers Holiday Cards Project meant to provide holiday cards for single soldiers on deployment on Wednesday, November 6. They will continue to host the event on Wednesday, November 13 and 20.

On Thursday, November 7, Darius Davenport, professor and director of career services at Regent Law, spoke at Law Chapel. He addressed the importance of remembering God's past victories in our lives and His faithfulness to bring triumph in our present circumstances. Previous Law Chapel messages may be viewed here.

Student News Recap: Week of October 28, 2013

On Monday, October 28, Career Services hosted Regent Law’s first ever Search Firm Career Fair & Program for students to interview for temporary legal positions and learn about available resources.

Honorable Frank J. Santoro of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, North Division, was a guest speaker in Professor Pryor’s UCC II Secured Transactions Course on Tuesday, October 29.

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society (IPELS) hosed guest speaker Attorney Edward Langer, Advisor and Patent Attorney from Israel on Monday, October 28. He spoke about the differences between U.S. and Israel Patent Law.

On Tuesday, October 29, the Regent Law Moot Court Board hosted Attorney William "Bill" Messenger of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation who mooted an upcoming case to be heard by the United States Supreme Court.

The Federalist Society hosted a Biblical Law Integration Colloquium featuring Professor Lee Strang, of the Un…

Alumni News Recap: October 2013

Amanda Freeman ('09) has joined the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Read the press release here.

Jeremy Gray ('09) has become a full partner at the Newman, Thompson and Gray Law Firm in Forest City, Iowa. Read the story, which is featured in the Forest City Summit, here.

Stephen Casey (‘07) and Greg Terra (‘01) appeared on The Kelly Files discussing a follow-up to the news story here. View the video of the interview.

On Monday, October 7, as the Supreme Court of the United States opened for its October 2013 term, Regent Law alumni Tiffany Barrans ('09), Matthew Clark ('08), Carly Gammill ('07), Shaheryar Gill ('09), Marshall Goldman ('08), Jordan Sekulow ('09), Abigail Southerland ('07), Michelle Terry ('09), Miles Terry ('09), and Tyler Weiss ('09) were admitted to the Supreme Court Bar. Read the full story here.

Congratulations to alumnus Lauren Mehosky ('05) who received one of the Inside Business 2013 Top Forty Und…

Political Heavyweights Debate Presidential Power

In a political season marked by gridlock and diatribe, Regent University's 11th Annual Clash of the Titans® struck a more collegial chord as political heavyweights from both sides of the aisle squared off over the topic of Presidential Power: Has the Executive Branch Gone Too Far? At the event on Friday, Oct. 25, the speakers staked out strong and often opposing positions, yet also managed to find common ground on what unites Americans.

Nearly 800 people turned out to hear the esteemed panel of political heavyweights: David Axelrod, former Obama senior strategist; David Plouffe, former Obama senior adviser; Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker; and Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary and FOX News co-anchor, moderated the debate.

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The speakers' opening remarks set the stage for the rousing 90-minute dialogue. Gingrich began, providing a brief lesson in the Constitution …