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Student News Recap: January 27-February 14, 2014

Twenty students received Eagle Awards for earning the highest grade in Fall 2013 law school courses. Read the full story here.

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will resume their weekly tutoring program at the Norfolk Detention Center on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The tutoring program is open to all students.

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society (IPELS) will host a speaker series on Tuesday, February 11 at 12:00 pm in Robertson Hall 103. The panel will include local Talent Agent, Sylvia Hutson from Hutson Talent Agency, Regent University and CBN General Counsel, Lou Isakoff, Esq., Actor Derek Leonidoff, and Director/Producer and Regent University School of Communications Professional-in-Residence, Mark Paladin. Each member will describe his role in the industry, and tell law students what to expect when entering the field.

Spotlight on 3L Angela Desmond.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Board held the 2014 Intramural Negotiation Competition. Join us in congratulating the winners and finalists: First Place, Leah Achor and Brian Lagesse; Second Place, Robert Gould and Joel Lewicki; Third Place, Paul Davis and Sean Reilly; Fourth Place, Richard Cairnes and Cynthia Swift.

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society had its first speaker series of the Spring Semester on Tuesday, February 11. Speakers included local Talent Agent Sylvia Hutson, Actor Derek Leonidoff, Regent University and CBN General Counsel Lou Isakoff, and Director/Producer Mark Paladini. View the recording of the event here.

Jim Golden 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 Address Tennessee’s Child Support Problems” and her efforts with the Portsmouth DCSE and Family Restoration Network.

The Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law hosts its 3rd Annual Symposium, The Rule of Law in East Africa, on February 21 and February 22. Visit the symposium website for a detailed schedule and registration information.

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