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Technology and the Future of the U.S. Constitution

In recognition of Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17, Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) hosted "Technology and the Future of the U.S. Constitution."

The event discussed a question that's been gaining momentum over the years: how do Americans guarantee natural liberties, constitutional rights and security in light of increasing dependence on government intelligence and technologies?

The question was addressed by a panel of faculty experts and moderated by Dr. Gerson Moreno-RiaƱo, dean of CAS. Dr. Josh McMullen, associate CAS professor; Dr. Dale Coulter, assistant professor in the School of Divinity; Dr. Mary Manjikian, assistant professor in the Robertson School of Government; and Professor Robert W. "Skip" Ash, the Senior Litigation Counsel for National Security Law at the American Center for Law & Justice comprised the panel.

McMullen began the discussion by drawing attention to public desire for government intervention in r…

Three More Regent Law Alumni Appointed as Judges

Three more Regent University School of Law alumni have been appointed to judgeships, bringing the total number of Regent Law alumni currently serving on the bench to 28.

The Virginia General Assembly filled eight vacant judgeships during a special session on Thursday, September 18.

Earle C. Mobley ’89 was appointed as a judge for the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Mobley has served as the commonwealth’s attorney in Portsmouth since 2002.

Phillip C. Hollowell ’98 was appointed to the Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Most recently, Hollowell has served as deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Virginia Beach.

David Morgan Barredo '01 was appointed Culpeper County’s Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, as the new Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge for Virginia’s 16th District.

In addition, Joseph A. Migliozzi ’94 (pictured), who had been serving as a judge in Norfolk General District Court since 2009, was promoted to the Norfolk Circuit Court.

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Faculty Achievements: Week ending September 19, 2014

Professor James Boland's latest publication entitled, "Is Free Speech Compatible with Human Dignity, Equality, and Democratic Government: America, a Free Speech Island in a Sea of Censorship?" is now available on SSRN.

Professor Eleanor Brown is working on a piece entitled, "A Common Morality: Toward a Framework for Designing Fiscal Instruments to Respond to Global Climate Change" that will develop a common morality argument for environmental responsibility.

Professor Kenneth Ching presented to the University Faculty last week on his work on Bonhoeffer entitled, "Would Jesus Kill Hitler".

Professor C. Scott Pryor's paper, "Who Bears the Burden? The Place for Participation of Municipal Residents in Chapter 9", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Political Economy: Budget, Deficit, & Debt eJournal.

The Honorable Patricia West will be the keynote speaker for the Second Annual Senator A. Willis Robertson Lecture…

Regent University Faculty Members Present Research

Regent University's faculty members and their research topics are as diverse as the subject matter they teach. To share their research and unite their interests, Regent's Faculty Senate hosted its second Faculty Research & Scholarship presentations on Friday, September 12.

"Academic excellence is fundamental to Regent's mission, and we look for excellence beyond teaching; we encourage our faculty's research activities and developed this event to help show our support," said Dr. Paul Bonicelli, executive vice president. "It's also valuable for faculty colleagues from Regent's diverse academic disciplines to have these opportunities to learn from each other and to possibly find common research interests for future collaborations."

Dr. Andrew Quicke, chair of the Faculty Senate, also prompted Regent's esteemed faculty members to share their interests and findings, and encouraged his peers to spur conversations about their involvement …

Faculty Achievements: Week ending September 12, 2014

Dean Jeffrey Brauch’s article, "Human Rights Protections in the Post-9/11 World", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: PSN: Effects of Terrorism (Topic).

Professor Eric DeGroff and alum Steve Fitschen ('99) completed an article on de facto parenthood & the rights of natural parents in same-sex relationships.  Is it Time for the Court to Accept the O.F.F.E.R.?  Applying Smith v. Organization of Foster Families for Equality and Reform to Promote Clarity, Consistency, and Federalism in the World of De Facto Parenthood will be published in the Spring 2015 edition of the Southern California Interdisciplinary L. J.

Professor Eric DeGroff has been invited to write a book chapter for publication as part of an international environmental law encyclopedia,  expected to be published next year by Edward Elgar Press.  The book will be one of 11 volumes and will focus on environmental decision making, with Eric's chapter addressing access to informatio…

School of Law Hosts Second Eagle Awards

As Regent University School of Law seeks to provide excellent education for its attorneys-in-training, it also esteems the students who have proven to be the best and brightest in their classes.

On Thursday, September 4, the School of Law hosted its second Eagle Awards ceremony in the Moot Court Room.

Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law, and Douglas Cook, professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services, honored students who achieved the highest grades in all 87 of Regent's law classes for the 2014 spring and summer semesters.

The name of the ceremony comes from Isaiah 40:31 which says, "Those who hope in the Lord…will soar on wings like eagles."

"The Eagle Awards celebrate students and their dedication to excellence; this is especially important given our Christian mission," said Brauch. "Colossians 3 urges us: 'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.' The Eagle Awards hono…

Faculty Achievements: Week ending September 5, 2014

Dean Jeffrey Brauch challenged the Law School faculty, students and staff, the deans of Regent's other graduate schools, along with its College of Arts & Sciences, and  Dr. Paul Bonicelli, Regent's executive vice president, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and they accepted. Watch the video here.

Professor Scott Pryor's paper, "Who Bears the Burden? The Place for Participation of Municipal Residents in Chapter 9", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the topic of Other Political Economy: Budget, Deficit, & Debt.