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Regent Law Faculty Achievements - Week of November 28, 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 Professor Brad Jacob made three separate presentations at the CLS national conference with Associate Dean Natt Gantt. Professor Jacob also spoke at Federalist Society law student chapters at the University of Chicago, IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, and the University of Baltimore School of Law on topics including religious liberty and the 17th Amendment (two separate topics).  To read some of his constitutional law scholarship, download Will the Real Constitutional Originalist Please Stand Up? and Back to Basics: Constitutional Meaning and 'Tradition'. In addition, Professor Jacob preached in Chapel at Grove City and Patrick Henry Colleges and gave a campus lecture at Wheaton College regarding the Supreme Court.  To read some of Professor Jacob’s work on the Court, download Eight Men Out. Make that Nine.

Professor Jeff Brauch spoke on a Higher Law at Michigan State University on Monday, Nov. 7.

Professor Eric DeGroff presented “Environmental Stewardship in Christian Perspective: Establishing Balance in Economic Development and Environmental Protection” at the Ukrainian National Forum on the Environment, and “Private Property and Private Ownership in Christian Legal Perspective” at the National Academy of State Administration in Kiev, Ukraine on Nov. 7. He also guest-lectured at the Yaroslav Mudryl National Law University in Kharkov, Ukraine on Nov. 8, as well as at the National University of Odessa, Ukraine on Nov. 9.  To read Professor DeGroff’s work on the environment, download The Application of Strict Criminal Liability to Maritime Oil Pollution Incidents: Is There OPA for the Accidental Spiller? and Raiders of the Lost ARCO: Resolving the Partial Settlement Credit Issue in Private Cost Recovery and Contribution Claims Under CERCLA.

Last week, Professor DeGroff was also appointed to serve on the Educational Programming Committee (EPC) of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution by virtue of being co-chair of the Section’s Law Schools Committee.

Associate Professor Jim Davids made several presentations at various Ukrainian Forums in November.

Professor James Duane spoke at the Federalist society chapter at Boston University Law School; he received a note from a BU Law faculty member who was citing his recent article The Extraordinary Trajectory of Griffin v. California: The Aftermath of Playing Fifty Years of Scrabble with the Fifth Amendment several times in a recent article to be published the University of Chicago Legal Forum.  Professor Duane also was recently quoted in the Virginian-Pilot.

Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm and Sandra Alcaide published “Obergefell: A Game-Changer for Women,” with the Ave Maria L. Rev. from a symposium last year at BYU which was co-sponsored with Ave Maria.

Professor Ben Madison was invited by the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review to present “The Rubric Meets the Road in Legal Education: Program Assessment of Degree to Which a Law School's J.D. Program is Achieving its Learning Outcomes” as part of their annual symposium to be held March 3, 2017.  Professor Madison also has gotten two project proposals approved for the SEALS conference 2017: “New Law Professors: Classroom Teaching Fundamentals,” and will be leading a discussion group entitled “Elements and Tips in Designing a Course.”  Both are in the framework of the New Law Teachers’ series of panels/discussion groups.

Associate Dean Natt Gantt and Professor Ben Madison have nominated CEFLER for the ABA's Gambrell Award for Professionalism for the work of the Center for Ethical Formation and Legal Reform.

Associate Professor Gloria Whittico submitted a proposal to W&M for their symposium entitled “Implicit Racial Bias,” to be held March 2017. To read some of her excellent work on race and law, see 'If Past Is Prologue': Toward the Development of a New 'Freedom Suit' for the Remediation of Foster Care Disproportionalities Among African-American Children.

Adjunct Professor Carol Rasnic published, "What the German Bundestag Could Learn From the U.S. Congress on the Right to Strike" in the Hungarian Labor Law eJournal.

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