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The School of Law’s Federalist Society Welcomes Solicitor General Elbert Lin

Elbert Lin, solicitor general for the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General, grew up as a “stereo-typically good math student” and hated to read.
As a first-generation American within a family who immigrated to the United States from Taiwan, he claims that his sole reference point to what a lawyer did came from the 1992 classic, My Cousin Vinny.
“Not typical of a law student,” said Lin.
He shared the “hows” and “whys” of taking his current position as solicitor general with members of Regent University School of Law’s Federalist Society for their spring introduction meeting on Monday, January 23.
As a graduate of Yale Law School, Lin’s career has taken on several iterations throughout the years – including work as a United States Supreme Court clerk and a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.
But throughout the turns of his career, he said his work as solicitor general is by far his favorite. Much of his role entails overseeing the Office of Attorney General’s appe…

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,” …

Regent Law Faculty Achievements - Week of January 19, 2017

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.

Law Library Assistant Director Marie Summerlin Hamm’s Book Review "Stop Telling and Start Showing: Show, Don't Tell: Legal Writing for the Real World by Adam Lamparello & Megan E. Boyd," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for:
LSN: Book Reviews (Sub-Topic)LSN: Practice of Law Librarianship (Topic)RCRN: Writing Across the Curriculum (Topic)Rhetoric Educator: Communication, Composition, Rhetoric, & Writing eJournal. She also did a review of The Complete Legal Writer (Carolina Academic Press), published in 108 Law Lib. J. 660 (Fall 2016).  The book, written by a couple of legal writing professors at UNC, explains their unique “genre discovery” approach to teaching legal writing.  The authors were so pleased with her review…