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Alumni News Recap: September 2014

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. Read the full story.

Elizabeth Oklevitch ('14) and Professor Lynne Marie Kohm's article entitled,  "Federalism or Extreme Makeover of State Domestic Regulations Power? The Rules and Rhetoric of Windsor (and Perry)," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: PSN: Policy Analysis (Topic).

Ginger Poynter ('03) is  running for District Judge in Baldwin County, AL. Poynter will face off against sitting Baldwin County District Judge Michelle Thomason in the November election.

Danielle Ridgely ('14) was recently accepted to Georgetown’s LL.M. in Taxation program.

Monica Rey-Bailey ('13) is now an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law.

Kahryn Riley ('14) is now Regional Fundraiser at Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Wise attorney Charles H. "Chuck" Slemp III on Tuesday announced his intention to seek the local Republican party nomination to become the next commonwealth's attorney in Wise County pending the determination of a special election for the office. Read the full story.

Seth Wilson ('06) recently wrote an article for the Indiana about creating Outlook e-mail distribution lists to reduce email frustration.

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Regent University School of Law (LAW) Dean Michael Hernandez was among those new leaders as he accepted his appointment as a representative by the Board of Governors of the VBA.

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