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Alumni News Recap: July 2014

Andrew Esposito ('07) is now a research assistant at the University of Hong Kong.

Steven Fitschen ('99), president of the National Legal Foundation, was a guest blogger for Family Restoration. He writes about his participation in a marriage debate at the Virginia State Bar's annual meeting in June.

Terah Gaertner ('11) is now a public defender in Delaware County, Pa. In addition to her work with the criminal justice system, she was recently hired to co-teach a class at the University of Pennsylvania. The course is designed to help international students learn how to adjust to the American legal education system. Terah will teach skills such as briefing cases, outlining, and taking exams using IRAC. The course is very similar to Dean Gantt's Academic Success Program, which Terah took. Terah feels confident in her ability to transfer her knowledge to the incoming international students because of the education she received from Regent Law professors.

Regent University School of Law acknowledged the Honorable Teresa N. Hammons ('88) as the 2014 Judge of the Year at its 10th Annual Judicial Internship Banquet held in June. Read the full story.

Wade Hellman ('05) was called home by our Lord and Savior this week. Read his obituary here.

The latest article by Elizabeth Oklevitch ('14) and Professor Lynne Marie Kohm, “Federalism or Extreme Makeover of State Domestic Regulations Power? The Rules and Rhetoric of Windsor (and Perry),” is now available on SSRN.

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