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Regent University Honors Excellent Faculty Members

Several Regent University faculty members were honored earlier in May for their service to their students and the excellence they exhibit in their classrooms.

Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for academic affairs, presented the Spring 2016 Faculty Excellence Awards at the quarterly all-staff meeting. Twice each year, Regent faculty are recognized for their outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.


Associate professor Kathleen McKee from the School of Law received the Faculty Excellence Award in the area of teaching.Moreno-Riaño noted that McKee holds her students accountable to master their material and the skills they need when they enter the field of law.

“She is a vital contributor to the curriculum due to the time-intensive, clinical courses she teaches,” said Moreno-Riaño. “Professor McKee's teaching produc…

Regent University School of Law’s Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in the Nation

At the close of the 2015-2016 Moot Court competition season, Regent University School of Law ranked fifth in the nation for Best Moot Court Program by the annual report of the University of Houston Law.

Law schools that rank within the top 16 are invited to Houston in January 2017 to participate in the national championship. Regent ranked above schools such as the University of Virginia, Baylor University Law School, Colombia University Law School, and Duke University Law School to qualify for the competition.

This year’s ranking follows the eighth-place Regent teams earned during the 2014-2015 competition season. The data is pulled from more than 200 law schools in the United States accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

The rankings are listed annually, and according to LAW Dean Michael Hernandez this ranking ties the university’s highest-ever – having achieved the same ranking in 2008.

“This ranking, yet again, confirms what our track-record of over 20 year…

LAW Alumna Kristen Waggoner Selected for Regent University's Alumnus of the Year Award

As Regent University School of Law alumna Kristen Waggoner ’97 steps through campus, several competing thoughts run through her mind:

“There are a ton of memories,” she says with a laugh. “What stands out is remembering the presence of the Holy Spirit and how strong it is on this campus, and how free we are to express that; the spirit of that is very unique.”

This facet of Regent’s mission is particularly important to Waggoner as the senior vice president of United States legal advocacy at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an organization protecting religious freedom.

ADF has held seven cases in the last seven terms of the U.S. Supreme Court in areas of litigation, public advocacy and legislative support – a calling that Waggoner knew she would follow when she was 13 at a summer camp.

She returned to campus to accept Regent’s Alumnus of the Year award presented by the Office of Alumni Relations at the University Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. And as a s…

Regent Law Faculty Achievements - Week of May 11, 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.

Professor Lou Hensler has published Torts: Cases, Materials, Questions, and Comments from a Judeo-Christian Perspective.  Find it on Amazon.

On April 25, 2016, at an event titled “Defense Against the Dark Arts: Ethical Challenges During My Time as a Judge,” Judge Patricia West presented on the ethical challenges she faced while serving as a judge and how she resolved those issues from a Christian perspective.

Professor Eric DeGroff was interviewed and quoted by the Virginian Pilot on the Gloucester County transgender student bathroom issue. Read it here. For further treatment of this important issue see the post at www.regentfamilyrestoration.blogspot.com.

Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm’s article with 3L Alison Haefner, "Empowering Love and Respect for Chi…