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Alumni News Recap: March 2014

John M. Balouziyeh's ('08) latest book, A Legal Guide to Doing Business in Saudi Arabia, was released by Thomson Reuters last month.

Justin Bush ('05) became managing partner of a new law firm in Suffolk, Va. Justin was also listed in “Virginia Super Lawyers: Rising Stars” and is the former 5th Judicial District Representative for the Young Lawyer Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Antionette Duck ('10), founder of Mafgia Ministry, was interviewed by Three Angels Broadcasting Network regarding recovery and healing post-abortion.

Noel Sterett ('10), an attorney at Mauck and Baker in Chicago and founding member of Courtside Ministries, was quoted in the Daily Herald regarding Courtside Ministries' work in DuPage County.

Courtney Lemmond ('13), who served as law chaplain during her 3L year, spoke at law chapel on March 27.

School of Law Graduates Post Strong Employment Rates

In a competitive legal job market, Regent University School of Law students are successfully making their way into the profession. From the 2013 graduating class, 83 percent reported in an annual survey that they are employed, including eight graduates who are serving in prestigious judicial clerkships.

From the moment students set foot on campus in their first year, Regent Law professors stress more than just understanding the ins-and-outs of a legal education. With programs such as Regent's Integrated Lawyer Training (ILT) as well as the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, students have opportunities for hands-on training in legal skills, ethics, and professionalism throughout their three years of study.

Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law, explained that he is not surprised by the success of recent graduates and is very grateful that their legal training is being utilized in positions both nationally and internationally.

"From day one in …

Regent Law Faculty Bloggers Engage Christian Community

Many Regent Law professors are active bloggers, writing about topics ranging from their legal passions, such as bankruptcy law, professionalism, and how to be a Christian lawyer, to current events.

In Pryor Thoughts, Professor Scott Pryor dialogues about bankruptcy law, but he also sprinkles in lighthearted articles about the new LEGO movie and Regent University’s production of The Trojan Women.

"I use Pryor Thoughts as a platform to refine my own thinking about legal matters and about the relationship of the Christian faith to the law in particular and culture generally," says Professor Pryor. "Additionally, it provides me with a way to let folks who don’t read law review articles know about the scholarly articles I’ve written."

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm (pictured) started Family Restoration to address the relationship between the law and God’s plan for families, and to encourage her audiences that family reconciliation and restoration are obtainable realities.


Faculty Achievements: Week ending March 21, 2014

ProfessorKenneth Ching's article, "Justice and Harsh Results: Beyond Individualism and Collectivism in Contracts," will be published in the fall edition of the University of Memphis Law Review. His presentation of this paper at the 9th International Conference on Contracts is available here.

Professor James Duane's latest publication, "Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Pointless Remand," has been recommended as “supremely entertaining” in a blog on habeas corpus.

Professor Scott Pryor has been invited to present at Campbell Law School’s symposium on Chapter 9 (municipal) bankruptcy on October 17. On April 14, he will present at Widener University School of Law’s symposium on Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

On March 18, the International Law Societyheld a lunch event with Professor Tessa Dysart, who discussed her recent publications on human trafficking.

Regent Launches New Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy

Beginning in the 2014–2015 academic year, Regent Law will launch the Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy (JGJPP), which combines the Regent Journal of International Law (RJIL) and Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy (RJLPP). Rising 3L Aaron Lindquist will serve as editor-in-chief.
The only law journal of its kind, the JGJPP integrates law and policy with a Christian perspective to address public policy and global justice issues through legal scholarship.
“The journal offers a unique opportunity to publish relevant legal articles that are affecting law and policies across the globe,” says Matthew Poorman, editor-in-chief of the RJLPP.  “Publishing this array of topics will make it a very appealing journal for many top legal writers to submit their work for publication and impact international law and policy.”
As editor-in-chief of RJGJPP, Aaron Lindquist says his main goal is to establish the journal’s visibility and prestige within the legal scholarship community as the…

Faculty Achievements: Week Ending March 14, 2014

ProfessorKenneth Ching presented his article, "Justice and Harsh Results," at the KCON9 Conference in Miami, which was held February 21 and 22.

ProfessorJames Duane's article, "Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Pointless Remand," was published in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and may be available on SSRN soon. Professor Duane was also quoted in "Newport News: Juror selection in capital cases can be more difficult," a Daily Press article regarding jury selection in the John Moses Ragin trial.

Professor Duane’s hit lecture “Don’t Talk to the Police” has received more than 3.6 million views on YouTube, a figure that does not include views for other versions floating around on the Internet, one of which has more than 2.2 million hits. Now, the lecture has been acknowledged on primetime television. In “Conventions,” a February 26, 2014 episode of the NBC drama Chicago P.D., a criminal suspect requests to remain silent under protection of the F…

Law Professor’s Hit YouTube Lecture Cited in NBC Primetime Program

Professor James Duane’s hit lecture “Don’t Talk to the Police” has received more than 3.6 million views on YouTube, a figure that does not include views for other versions floating around on the Internet, one of which has more than 2.2 million hits. Now, the lecture has been acknowledged on primetime television. In “Conventions,” a Feb. 26, 2014 episode of the NBC drama Chicago P.D., a criminal suspect requests to remain silent under protection of the Fifth Amendment and references the popular lecture.
At approximately 16:50 of the episode, the suspect says, “Do you get the Internet here? Cause there’s this great video on YouTube by this law professor, and he’s very articulate. And he makes a very compelling and convincing argument. It’s called ‘Don’t Talk to the Cops.’”
In the episode, the police don’t respect the suspect’s rights, but Professor Duane says that not talking to the police or any government agent until an attorney is present is a serious matter.
“Of course there are of…

Third-Annual Symposium Explores Rule of Law

In an entertainment era where television shows broadcast extreme unethical conduct as prevalent in the lives and dealings of the nation's policymakers, these fictional scandals are often the norm in many other nations, according to Ernie Walton '11 (School of Law), director of Regent University's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law. And, where the rule of law is absent, chaos takes its place.

On Feb. 21-22, the Center for Global Justice hosted its third annual Global Justice Symposium, exploring the rule of law in East Africa. Students, faculty and staff participated in legal discussion about how to advocate for justice in an area where the law isn't respected or followed well.

"When people travel to these countries, they realize that the laws don't function like they do in the United States," said Walton. "Sure, laws are broken all of the time here, but when a law is broken, it's generally carried out to its consequenc…

Faculty Achievements: Week Ending March 7, 2014

Professor James Duane was cited in a February 26 episode of Chicago P.D., a primetime drama on NBC. In the episode, titled "Conventions," a criminal suspect questioned by the police mentions that he saw a law professor's "Don't Talk to the Police" lecture on YouTube and would follow his advice. The episode is available online, and Professor Duane is cited at 15:45-17:45.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm was interviewed by Voice of America for its Legal Issues television program on Tuesday, February 25 regarding same-sex marriage. The weekly program airs internationally on satellite television.