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Alumni News Recap: January 2014

Anna Adams '12, Dean J. Lederer '99, and 14 other attorneys filed a Joint Comment in Opposition to the Oregon State Bar’s Proposal to Amend RPC 8.4 with the Supreme Court of Oregon. The amendment would limit Christian attorneys' right to practice law based on their beliefs. The Supreme Court of Oregon has not made a decision.

Joshua Bachman '09 and Daniel Baker '08 helped investigate whether health information privacy laws include anti-abortion research and medical clinics. The project was for the National Institute of Family Life Advocates (NIFLA).

Matt Osman '01, a District Court judge for Mecklenburg County, N.C., was appointed to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.

Keila Molina ('12), Director of community relations and hispanic affairs for the Honorable Edward R. Royce, 39th Congressional District (CA), co-published with Professor Kohm an article in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal. The article is titled "Are We There Yet? Immigration Reform for the Best Interests of Children."

Megan Lindsey '07 was quoted in "Looking for a life locked away," an article in the Sun Sentinel about adopted children who seek their birth information.

Kerry Hodges '07 has been elected partner at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a leading Phoenix-based law firm.Thanks to work from Noel Sterett '06 and L. Shaw Sullivan '07, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin approved a settlement that resolved a lawsuit between a church’s Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and the City of Milwaukee. Because of the settlement, the church can continue to operate at its current location and receives financial compensation for damages and attorneys’ fees.

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Speaks at Regent Law Chapel

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Regent Law Dean Appointed to Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association

On Saturday, January 21, the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) inaugurated its statewide representatives for their 2017 term.

Regent University School of Law (LAW) Dean Michael Hernandez was among those new leaders as he accepted his appointment as a representative by the Board of Governors of the VBA.

Hernandez will represent law schools on the VBA board for a minimum of a one-year term. He is the first Regent LAW faculty member to be appointed to this distinction.

“It is an honor to serve as the sole law school representative on the Board of Governors and a privilege to be a part of this accomplished group of prominent attorneys.  I am excited to work with the other Board members to build on and continue the standard of excellence that the VBA has upheld since it was founded in 1888,” said Hernandez.

“The other members of the Board of Governors are the most accomplished lawyers in Virginia, and the Board is collegial and committed to the highest standards of professionalism,” …