Regent Law Posts Excellent 2016 Bar Passage Rates


Congratulations to the Regent Law Class of 2016 for outstanding bar passage rates! The following results are from the July 2016 Bar Exam.

Regent Law graduates earned a 100% bar passage rate in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Additionally, they earned a 90% bar passage rate in the Uniform Bar Exam, which has been adopted in 26 states. This allows the graduates to potentially be licensed to practice law in all 26 states, which include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.


For all U.S. bar exams across the country, Regent Law Class of 2016 earned an 82.3% bar passage rate, outperforming the 2015 national average of 59%. 

In Virginia, Regent Law earned an 81.8% bar passage rate, outperforming the state average of 73%. 




Regent Law Faculty Achievements -- Week of December 12, 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.

The addition of Distinguished Professor Harry Hutchison to our ranks, as well as our continuous work marketing our scholarship, our ranking in SSRN has moved up to 127 from 130, surpassing Richmond, even with our very small faculty.  Download some of Professor Hutchison’s publications. Also download his most recent publication from the Harvard J. L. & Pol’y Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and Unsustainable Liberalism: A Reply to Judge Strine.

Professor James Duane’s piece The Right to Remain Silent: A New Answer to an Old Question has been downloaded a landmark 1,149 times, and he will be presenting at our Regent Law Faculty Colloquium Series brought to you by the Regent University Law Library, on January 24, 2016.

Professor Lou Hensler will be presenting at our Regent Law Faculty Colloquium Series brought to you by the Regent University Law Library, on February 28, 2016. 

Assistant Dean Kim Van Essendelft, Law Library Assistant Director Marie Hamm, and Principal Lecturer Janis Kirkland made a presentation about our developing assessment program today at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Conference at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Marie Hamm had a proposal accepted for the 2017 SEALS conference entitled “Rubrics and Checklists and Frameworks - Oh My!” To read her latest publication download (Book Review) Stop Telling and Start Showing Show, Don't Tell: Legal Writing for the Real World by Adam Lamparello & Megan E. Boyd.

Janis Kirkland published a piece in Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter or EPA Administrative Law Reporter, and she will be a regular author for LWI Lives, a publication highlighting members of the legal writing community.  Her additional recent publications for November include summaries of the following cases for publication in Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter:
•    NRDC v. City of Los Angeles
•    In re E.I. DuPont de Nemours C-8 Personal Injury Litigation
•    Hanford Challenge v. Moniz
•    Alaska Oil & Gas Ass’n v. Pritzker

Janis Kirkland also published the following case summaries in EPA Administrative Law Reporter:
•    NRDC v. City of Los Angeles
•    Hanford Challenge v. Moniz
•    Alaska Oil & Gas Ass’n v. Pritzker

Associate Dean Natt Gantt has an article being published by The Learning Curve in the Winter 2017 issue.

Professor Ben Madison and Associate Dean Natt Gantt are presenting at a Symposium of 30th Anniversary of the McCrate Report and 10th Anniversary for Carnegie Best Practices for Legal Education in February.  Their presentation will be published as an article in the St. Thomas Law Review.  To see their most recent work, download Is There a Paradox between Ethics and Happiness? Moral Formation for Lawyers, which they presented at CLS in October.

Professor Jeff Brauch had a proposal on human rights accepted for the ATINER Conference in Athens, Greece in July 2017.  To read his latest publication on that area of law, download Human Rights Protections in the Post-9/11 World.

Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm’s piece with Sandra Alcaide entitled, Obergefell: A Game-Changer for Women, was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for seven different areas of law: ERN: Women & Gender Issues (Topic), LSN: Family Law (Sexuality) (Topic), LSN: Marriage & Other Domestic Partnerships (Topic), LSN: Marriage (Topic), PSN: Other Political Behavior: Race, Ethnicity & Identity Politics (Topic), SIRN: Impact on At-Risk Populations (Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Advanced Age) (Sub-Topic), SIRN: Social Security (Topic) and Social Security, Pensions & Retirement Income eJournal.  Although it was only posted to SSRN late last week, it has already been downloaded 24 times.  Download it here.

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