Library Spotlights Faculty Scholarship


One of Regent University’s distinctive characteristics is the camaraderie that occurs among faculty, staff, and students in pursuit of scholarship and Christian community. On May 17, the University Library hosted their second biannual spotlight on faculty scholarship in the Library Gallery.

Among these honored authors was Professor James Duane from the School of Law. Duane had the opportunity to share some highlights and stories from his book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, which was written and published following his classroom lecture, “Do Not Talk to the Police,” that went viral on YouTube, and now has over 2 million views. Duane was a humorous speaker, bringing laughter to the room, but he emphasized his purpose in writing and speaking about this book: “The Lord is not pleased with those who falsely accuse the innocent by ways of deceit, and I think light needs to be shed on this subject. Young and innocent people are getting falsely convicted and imprisoned more than we know, and I think it should be talked about.”


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Regent Faculty and Alumni Participate in Virginia Beach’s National Day of Prayer Observance



Prayer is a vital part of the Regent University community, and on Thursday, May 4, several Regent professors and alumni participated in a National Day of Prayer observance at City Hall in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Law (LAW) Patricia L. West was the coordinator for this annual event. Although West has participated in the ceremony previously, this year marked her first time in the role of coordinator, a position she looks forward to continuing in the future.

Other Regent-connected participants included Dr. Joseph Umidi, executive vice president for student life, who served as master of ceremony; Dean Michael Hernandez (LAW), who offered remarks and prayed for the education system; former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell ’89 (LAW and GOV), who prayed for local, state and national leaders; and Bishop B. Courtney McBath ’98 (DIV), pastor of Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk, who prayed for houses of worship.

“Regent contributes much to the Virginia Beach community, through our employees, alumni and students who live, work and volunteer here,” said West. “We believe in the power of prayer and it’s our privilege to join our friends in the community to support the National Day of Prayer observance.”

Also, Reverend Joel Palser, chaplain of the Christian Broadcasting Network, prayed for the media. Other elements of the service included reading of a Mayor’s proclamation, prayers for the military and business community, and musical performances featuring local school students and others. 


By Mindy Hughes

Regent University’s School of Law’s LL.M. Programs Given A+ Ranking by The International Jurist


In May 2017, The International Jurist released its latest issue featuring the best LL.M. programs. Regent University’s School of Law (LAW) received an “A+” ranking in its “Best Value Law Schools” category.

The issue honors “the most robust programs for foreign attorneys” in the areas of Academics, Best Law School, Experience, Career Opportunities and Best Value. Regent’s LL.M. programs were ranked above law schools such as UNC School of Law, Wake Forest University, Georgia State University and Ohio State University.

“I’m very proud of the Regent faculty, because they worked very hard to achieve that goal,” said director of LL.M. programs and LAW associate professor Kathleen McKee. “It’s nice to be able to say to them, ‘I know you worked hard, but here are the fruits of your labor.’”

The LL.M. programs – which include both American Legal Studies and Human Rights – are designed for students who have already received JDs and wish to pursue more concentrated areas of study.

The American Legal Studies program is an online, on-campus or hybrid concentration of study geared for graduates of accredited law institutions outside the United States who are fulfilling requirements to practice American law. The LL.M. in Human Rights is offered exclusively on campus, providing a biblical focus of study for those seeking advanced learning in international, regional and domestic human rights.

The rankings for “Best Value” considered whether LL.M. students could participate in law journals, the typical foreign student enrollment, percentage of students receiving a scholarship, and room and board costs for one year.

Apart from the “value” of the LL.M. programs as distinguished by The International Jurist, McKee believes their true worth is found in the credentials of the faculty and the rigor of the courses themselves.

McKee explained that for the area of American Legal Studies in particular, she witnesses faculty members going above and beyond helping students succeed, especially those seeking an education from outside of the United States. And while McKee said the superior ranking of her programs is an honor, she gives credit where it’s due:

“It’s really not about me,” she said. “It’s about the fact that I work with an incredible group of faculty.”

By Brett Wilson Tubbs

Regent University’s School of Law’s LL.M. Programs Given A+ Ranking by The International Jurist


In May 2017, The International Jurist released its latest issue featuring the best LL.M. programs. Regent University’s School of Law (LAW) received an “A+” ranking in its “Best Value Law Schools” category.

The issue honors “the most robust programs for foreign attorneys” in the areas of Academics, Best Law School, Experience, Career Opportunities and Best Value. Regent’s LL.M. programs were ranked above law schools such as UNC School of Law, Wake Forest University, Georgia State University and Ohio State University.

“I’m very proud of the Regent faculty, because they worked very hard to achieve that goal,” said director of LL.M. programs and LAW associate professor Kathleen McKee. “It’s nice to be able to say to them, ‘I know you worked hard, but here are the fruits of your labor.’”

The LL.M. programs – which include both American Legal Studies and Human Rights – are designed for students who have already received JDs and wish to pursue more concentrated areas of study.

The American Legal Studies program is an online, on-campus or hybrid concentration of study geared for graduates of accredited law institutions outside the United States who are fulfilling requirements to practice American law. The LL.M. in Human Rights is offered exclusively on campus, providing a biblical focus of study for those seeking advanced learning in international, regional and domestic human rights.

The rankings for “Best Value” considered whether LL.M. students could participate in law journals, the typical foreign student enrollment, percentage of students receiving a scholarship, and room and board costs for one year.

Apart from the “value” of the LL.M. programs as distinguished by The International Jurist, McKee believes their true worth is found in the credentials of the faculty and the rigor of the courses themselves.

McKee explained that for the area of American Legal Studies in particular, she witnesses faculty members going above and beyond helping students succeed, especially those seeking an education from outside of the United States. And while McKee said the superior ranking of her programs is an honor, she gives credit where it’s due:

“It’s really not about me,” she said. “It’s about the fact that I work with an incredible group of faculty.”

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Regent Law's Wealth Management and Financial Planning Program Renewed

Regent University launched its M.A. in Law program in the fall of 2014. A year later, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson saw the need for a Wealth Man...