1.19.2017

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, that one blogged about it - Katie Rose Guest Pyral, one of the authors, posted a response to the book review on her blog. 

Director Janis Kirkland has recently published several case summaries in several journals including the EPA Administrative Law Reporter, the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Bank & Corporate Governance Law Reporter, the RICO & Securities Fraud Law Reporter, the EPA Administrative Law Reporter, the Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter, and the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter

Assistant Director Hamm and Director Kirkland, and Assistant Dean Kimberly Van Essendelft presented at the Legal Writing Institute’s One-Day Workshop at Wake Forest in December. The assistant director of that LAWR program sent Dean Hernandez a letter praising their work.

Associate Dean Natt Gantt and Professor Ben Madison’s paper, "Is There a Paradox Between Ethics and Happiness? Moral Formation for Lawyers," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Law Firms/Legal Practice (Topic).  


Professor Eric DeGroff’s book chapter, “Access to Information: international perspective,” has just been published in Decision Making in Environmental Law, by Paddock, Glicksman, & Bryner.  The book is one volume of a two-volume encyclopedia covering environmental regulation and the environmental decision making process in the United States and internationally.

Carol Daugherty Rasnic, one of our fall adjunct professors, published "What the German Bundestag might have learned from the U.S. Congress on workers' right to strike." 


Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm's piece co-authored with Sandra Alcaide (’16) “Obergefell: A Game-changer for Women," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Sexuality & the Law eJournal, among others. 


Professor Craig Stern’s downloads on SSRN have now eclipsed 1,550, led by "The Heart of Mens Rea and the Insanity of Psychopaths."

Distinguished Professor Harry Hutchison’s downloads are about to hit 4,100. View his work.


Professor James Duane’s downloads are nearly at 2,650, led by "The Right to Remain Silent: A New Answer to an Old Question" which has 1,239 downloads after being posted for just eight months.