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Faculty Achievements: Week of January 21, 2014

Professor Tessa Dysart will participate in a Federalist Society Faculty Division Colloquium on Freedom of Assembly and Religious Liberty in Dallas, Texas from January 24 to January 25. The colloquium discusses whether rediscovering the freedom of assembly is necessary to ensure the autonomy of private associations.

Professor Dysart's article, “The Protected Innocence Initiative: Building Protective State Law Regimes for America's Sex-Trafficked Children” in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, garnered great success in 2013. The article was cited in 15 different sections of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated; eight sections of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated under the Family Court Act; six sections of the Penal Law; and one section of the Social Services Law.

Professor Natt Gantt spoke to the University of Virginia School of Law Christian Fellowship on Thursday, January 23. He will also present "Teaching Agape Love to Law Students" a…

Student News Recap: Week of January 21, 2014

Jim Golden, a practicing attorney and thought leader in high-stakes negotiations, spoke at the Student and Faculty Retreat on Thursday, January 23 in the University Chapel.

Students in the Fall 2013 Child Advocacy Practicum (CAP) received a commendation from the State Deputy Commission and Director of Child Support Enforcement for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The director praised the services, resources, encouragement, and ingenuity that the CAP team put forth.

As a result of amicus work a group of CAP and Center for Global Justice students did regarding the protection of children and parental rights in L.F. v. Breit, the Virginia Code has been amended. The amendment states, “A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent’s child.”

In December 2013, Macy Gurley presented a Fathering Court initiative to the Tennessee District Attorney. The presentation was based on her article, “Daddy Do-Over: How Fathering Courts Addres…

Regent Law Announces New Integrated Lawyer Training Program

In addition to its efforts to reform legal education for up-and-coming lawyers and global leaders, Regent University School of Law is focusing on providing professional, hands-on training for its students.
Regent's Integrated Lawyer Training (ILT), a program available to all Regent Law students, is a response to the legal market's constant need to provide training beyond what students learn in a traditional classroom setting. Few universities take appropriate interest in ensuring their law students learn how to navigate through moral and ethical dilemmas that typically unfold in a legal workforce; ILT is revolutionizing the way law students learn.

"I am excited about this program. Through it our students will not only learn to think like lawyers, they will be equipped with the practical skills they need to be an excellent lawyer from day one," said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law.

Brauch explained that the program is about even more than just training lawye…

Law Professor Featured in U.S. News & World Report Article

U.S. News & World Report recently featured Associate Professor and Director of Regent’s LL.M. and M.A. Programs James Davids in an article on online LL.M. programs.
Professor Davids highlighted the versatility of online LL.M.s, which enable international lawyers to pursue a degree in American law without relocating. 
“I am very pleased to have Professor Davids and Regent featured so prominently in this U.S. News piece,” says Regent Law Dean Jeffery Brauch. “Regent Law's online LL.M. is an innovative program that truly has a global reach. I am excited to see the program grow and thrive under Professor Davids' leadership.”
Because American law is applicable worldwide, LL.M. degrees broaden international lawyers’ expertise. Regent Law’s LL.M. in American Legal Studies provides online students an academically rigorous legal education offered by a university that U.S. News recognizes as a leader in online education. By studying online, international layers can keep their jobs a…

Strasbourg and Uganda Study Abroad Programs Open for Registration

Regent University School of Law designed the Uganda and Strasbourg Study Abroad Programs for students interested in international law. The setting of each program is very different, but both offer students an American Bar Association-approved opportunity to investigate international human rights issues from a Christian perspective.
The Uganda Study Abroad Program is based in Mukono, Uganda, and is headed by Professor Kenneth Ching. The program, running from May 25 to June 21, 2014, allows students to develop an informed relationship with the people and legal issues of East Africa.
Students will live and study at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, and will visit organizations such as the International Justice Mission branch office and the Uganda Supreme Court and Constitutional Court.
Former participants, like 2L Kevin Weldon, explained that studying law in Uganda was life changing, and felt the experiences they had outside of the class room, such as rafting on the Nile River, were on…

School of Law Launches Part-Time Evening Program Option

While students at Regent University School of Law could always study part-time if they wished, they will now be able to earn a J.D. by taking classes entirely in the evenings.
School of Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch sees the night school option as an attractive one for professionals interested in continuing their careers while earning a valuable credential.
“Our part-time evening program option is one more way Regent is trying to make the law school experience more accessible and affordable,” Brauch said. “Students who study part-time in the evenings will enjoy the same Princeton Review “Top 10” faculty and the same robust academic curriculum and supportive Christian community as our full-time students. Part-time students receive funding as part of our $4.7 million financial aid program as well.”
Regent has recently launched several academic programs in response to changes in legal education and the legal job market, including the two-year accelerated J.D. program, the Master of Arts in L…