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Faculty Achievements: Week Ending October 24, 2014

Professor Jim Boland's article, "Is Free Speech Compatible with Human Dignity, Equality, and Democratic Government: America, a Free Speech Island in a Sea of Censorship?", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the topic of International & Comparative Law.

Dean Jeffrey Brauch just signed a book contract with Kirkdale Press for a book called "Marred Perfection: Why Getting Human Nature Right Matters."

Professor James Duane recently spoke at Villanova Law School, and afterward had dinner with several Regent Law alumni in the area.

Professor Tessa Dysart’s article, "The Protected Innocence Initiative: Building Protective State Law Regimes for America's Sex-Trafficked Children", was cited in 44 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 619, 2013 WL 2251701, 44 CLMHRLR 619.

Professor Tom Folsom will be a Colloquium discussant and session moderator at an Intellectual Property and Free EnterpriseColloquium held by the Federalist Society and John Templeton Foundation in Warrenton, Virginia, November 7-8, 2014.

Professor Folsom also had a book note accepted for publication entitled Review of Christopher Marshall’s “Compassionate Justice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice,” __ Religious Studies Review No. __ (forthcoming, 2014).

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm had several recently published pieces and blog posts posted at CNSNews.com.


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