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Regent Law Alumni Update: Mary Myhre (LL.M., 2016)

Mary Myhre graduated from law school for a second time on May 7, 2016. A former Muslim, she endured severe persecution after becoming a Christian in northern Sudan. “After I converted, I basically lost everything because the government denied all my rights,” she explained. “So I’ve been outcast, and I don’t have anything to prove that I did study law and took the bar exam.”

Myre’s situation grew even more desperate when her husband was murdered. She needed the help of missionaries from Texas to miraculously escape Sudan with her two children. After arriving in the States, she met a School of Law professor who, upon hearing Myhre’s story, encouraged her to consider Regent. So, she applied, was accepted and graduated from Regent Law. “My ultimate dream,” Myhre said, “is to take the bar, pass the bar, and work where I can help those who also are being persecuted for their faith.”

Fast-forward one year, and Mary has just accepted a position as a South Carolina Juvenile Justice Mitigation …

Regent University School of Law’s Price Media Team Finish Top-16 in International Moot Court Competition

Earlier this month, three Regent University School of Law (LAW) students made waves in the moot court competition arena as they made it to the top-16 round of the Price Media Moot Court Programme, an international moot court competition in Oxford, England.

Pamela Dodge (’17), Courtney Marasigan (’17), and Kate Sawyer (’17) represented one of 44 teams that qualified for the international round of the competition, and the initial 92 teams that began the tournament in the regional rounds from around the world.

Regent’s team was the only one from North America to earn their way into the international rounds after taking home the second-best brief in the Western Hemisphere in January 2017 at the Americas Region of the Price Media tournament in New York City.

“[The team] did an outstanding job. They performed at the highest level and got increasingly stronger as the tournament went on,” said LAW professor Jeff Brauch “They also represented Regent and Christ with excellence, dignity and goo…

Career & Alumni Services Sets the Bar for Students Seeking Judicial Clerkships

Regent University sits in a unique judicial hub all on its own: Many appellate judges have chambers in the area. And just up the road, Norfolk is home to the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia.

But for Regent Law students wrapping up their legal education, the pathway to finding a judicial clerkship post-graduation goes far beyond location – the resources made available to students through LAW’s Career & Alumni Services sets the stage for 3L students seeking employment after graduation.

Particularly those seeking to be set up for employment in the judiciary.

"Our students are poised to secure competitive clerkships because of our professional support and counseling, our unique resources,  and our network of relationships with judges that we have solidified over the years,” said associate dean of Law Career & Alumni Services Judge Patricia L. West (Ret.). “We have fostered strong relationships with judges in all areas of the judiciary, local, state, and national and…