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Regent Law Faculty Achievements - Week of March 7, 2016

Regent University's School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm and Associate Professor Kathleen McKee presented "Examining the Associations between Sustainable Development Population Policies and Human Trafficking" at the Christopher Newport University Conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls. Visit the Regent Law Family Restoration blog for a review of their presentation and a photo of them with the wife of CNU's president, Rosemary Trible, who is also President of Fear2Freedom.

Professor Natt Gantt and Associate Professor Gloria Whittico will be presenting their proposal “Improving Summer Start and ASP Orientation Programming in Light of Changes in Entering Student Profiles” at the 2016 AASE Conference.

Associate Professor Brad Jacob has had several TV and radio interviews regarding Justice Antonin Scalia. View his TV interviews at the following links:

WAVY TV
WTKR TV
CBN NEWS

Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm and Professor Natt Gantt will be presenting at Pepperdine’s Annual Nootbar Conference, “Teaching Millennials Law.”  Their presentation will be based on an appreciation of justice in the context of instruction in professional responsibility (as previously set out at The Emperor Has No Clothes, But Does Anyone Really Care? How Law Schools are Failing to Develop Students' Professional Identity and Practical Judgment) and family law (with state costs of family breakdown previously set out in A Fifty-State Survey of the Cost of Family Fragmentation), examining the problem of moral formation in the context of a millennium generation of law students.

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Regent Law Dean Appointed to Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association

On Saturday, January 21, the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) inaugurated its statewide representatives for their 2017 term.

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.

Hernandez will represent law schools on the VBA board for a minimum of a one-year term. He is the first Regent LAW faculty member to be appointed to this distinction.


“It is an honor to serve as the sole law school representative on the Board of Governors and a privilege to be a part of this accomplished group of prominent attorneys.  I am excited to work with the other Board members to build on and continue the standard of excellence that the VBA has upheld since it was founded in 1888,” said Hernandez.

“The other members of the Board of Governors are the most accomplished lawyers in Virginia, and the Board is collegial and committed to the highest standards of professionalism,” …