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Faculty Achievements: Week Ending February 21, 2014

Professor Kenneth Ching will present his paper "Justice and Harsh Results: Beyond Individualism and Collectivism in Contracts" at the 9th Annual International Conference on Contracts in Miami, which is held from February 21-22. He will participate in a panel on behavior, bargaining, incentives, and contracts. 

Professor Bradley Jacob
 was a guest on The Tony Macrini Show on 790 AM WNIS on February 14 to discuss a federal judge's recent ruling that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm's article "Are We There Yet? Immigration Reform for Children Left Behind," which she wrote with alumnus Keila Molina '12, is the most downloaded immigration-related paper on SSRN since it was posted on January 20, 2014. This week, the article is also ranked number one in downloads for AARN: Kinship, Gender, the Body & Sexuality.

Judge Patricia West, distinguished professor and associate dean of Regent Law, was highlighted in The Virginian-Pilot andVirginia Lawyers Weekly regarding her new role with Regent Law.

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