7.22.2014

Alumnus Teresa Hammons Honored as 2014 Judge of the Year

Regent University School of Law acknowledged the Honorable Teresa N. Hammons ’88 (pictured) as the 2014 Judge of the Year at its 10th Annual Judicial Internship Banquet held this June.

Hammons currently serves as a judge for the Virginia Beach General District Court, where she handles civil, criminal, and traffic cases. Previously, she was the Associate City Attorney in the litigation section of the Virginia Beach Office of the City Attorney, where she managed civil defense litigation, adult and child protective services, employment law, worker’s compensation defense, and prosecution of misdemeanor appeals. She was also a staff attorney for the Tidewater Legal Aid Society, Senior Law Center.

Throughout her career, Judge Hammons has mentored countless interns who admire her dedication to the law and how she deeply considers the impact her rulings have on individuals and the judicial system.

The Judicial Internship Program began in 1998 when Regent Law matched first-year law students with judges and clerks in local city courts. Since its inauguration, the program has evolved into a year-round, multi-tiered judicial internship and externship experience. This year, 15 courts provided opportunities for more than 50 students.

Read more about the Judicial Internship Banquet.