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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 Child Offenders Through Therapeutic Jurisprudence: The Teen Courts Example," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: PRN: Punishment, Corrective Justice Generally (Topic).

Recent LAW graduate Kathleen Knudsen and Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm will present "Would Jane Austen be on eHarmony? How Changes in Women’s Legal Status Have Influenced the Choice of a Spouse," at the Annual North American Conference for the International Society of Family Law at Jackson Hole, WY on May 23, 2016.

Regent University School of Law will be hosting the Annual Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools (RALS) September 29-30, 2016 here in Virginia Beach.  We are inviting faculty from 50 religiously affiliated law schools to join us for the event. 

Regent University Law Review will be hosting their Annual Symposium on September 30-Oct. 1, 2016, on “The First Amendment Post Obergefell: The Clash of Enumerated and Unenumerated Rights.”

Regent Law has moved up two spots on the SSRN ranking to #126 with 5171 downloads for the past 12 months. See www.ssrn.com.

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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.

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