Regent University School of Law Celebrates 25 Years

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September 23-24, 2011 Regent University School of Law 25th Anniversary Celebration

Then & Now:

Then & Now Regent Law Faculty Prof. Scott Pryor Prof. James Duane Prof. Lynne Marie Kohm Prof. Michael Hernandez Prof. Craig Stern

Did You Know….:

Did You Know…. Robertson Hall is named after Pat Robertson’s father, A. Willis Robertson, a U.S. Senator from Virginia.

Through the Years:

Through the Years Graduation

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Faith Meets Law Regent Law offers a rigorous ABA-approved program plus the added benefit of a Christian perspective through which to view the law. Princeton Review names Regent Law as a national top-ten for “Best Quality of Life.”

Did You Know….:

Did You Know…. Nineteen Regent Law graduates are currently serving as judges in twelve states.

Family Photos:

Family Photos Law School Deans Jeffrey A. Brauch Dean L.O. Natt Gantt, II Assoc. Dean for Student Affairs Douglas H. Cook Assoc . Dean for Academic Affairs James E. Murphy Assoc . Dean for Administration

Then & Now:

Then & Now The McCormicks John McCormick Founding Faculty Member Father Erin K. McCormick DeBoer Legal Research & Writing Instructor Daughter

Did You Know….:

Did You Know…. The Regent Law Review was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court only 15 years after the law school was fully accredited by the ABA.

Did You Know….:

Did You Know…. The O. W. Coburn School of Law was named for Dr. Orin Wesley Coburn , who made a significant donation to fund the school.

Through the Years:

Through the Years Getting Out of the Classroom

Dr. Jay Sekulow:

Dr. Jay Sekulow Distinguished Professor of Law and Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Dr. Jay Sekulow brings nationally recognized expertise to the Regent Law faculty and provides current students with opportunities to contribute to the most important legal cases of our time.

Then & Now:

Then & Now Regent Law Viewbooks 1980-1981 2010-2011

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Oral Roberts U. Law School to Be Transferred to Virginia

Then & Now:

Then & Now Classrooms From notebooks… …to notebooks

Then & Now:

Then & Now The Moot Court Room Oral Roberts University Regent University School of Law

Through the Years:

Through the Years Journal of Christian Jurisprudence/Regent University Law Review Vol. 1, No. 1 1991 1980 Vol. 23, No. 2 2010-2011 Vol. 6 1986

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Cross & Gavel: Where Faith Meets Law In 2008, Regent Law created Cross & Gavel as a unique resource for Christian lawyers and law students. Regent works with the Christian Legal Society to help law students and lawyers around the world integrate faith and law. Mike Schutt Director

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft:

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft Distinguished Professor of Law and Government

Randy Singer:

Randy Singer Attorney-in-Residence and Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum Randy Singer is an attorney, pastor, critically acclaimed author, and professor at Regent Law.

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments CBNU Law Graduates Revel in Sweet Victory

Then & Now:

Then & Now Bill Magee Regent Law Student Turned Regent Research Services Librarian Eric DeGroff Regent Law Student Turned Regent Law Faculty Member

Through the Years:

Through the Years Awards 2008 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition – Regional Champions 2007 ABA National Negotiation Championship Trophy 2006 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Championship 2010 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition Champions 2009 National Pretrial Competition Champions 2007 ABA National Negotiation Championship

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Regent: Law School Gains Full ABA Accreditation

Back in the Day:

Back in the Day Commencement

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments In 2010, Regent Law created the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law to pursue justice for the oppressed. The Center for Global Justice

Through the Years:

Through the Years Regent Law Website June 2, 2002 July 11, 1997 July 12, 2007

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Regent Law Home Page In 2010, Regent University School of Law's home page ranked fifth in the nation, tied with Harvard Law, according to an independent research study conducted at Georgetown University Law.

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments In summer 2008, Regent University Law Library closed its doors for the better part of four months to begin its remodeling project. As funding becomes available, plans are in place to further enhance the law library study environment. Regent University Law Library Renovation

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Lisa Rothwell -Copeland, a successful public interest advocate, founded Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR) as a 1L in 2001. Today, PILAR has grown to a membership that includes over one third of the student body. Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR)

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments CBNU Law School Wins Provisional Accreditation

Family Photos:

Family Photos Faculty Kim Taylor Joe Dennison Paul Morken Lionel Postic Bob Barth Judge Robert Seto Louis Hensler Mary Szto Darlene Kennedy Alice Curtis Kathleen McKee Doug Cook

Then & Now:

Then & Now Regent Law Faculty Dean Doug Cook Dean Jeffrey Brauch Dean James Murphy Prof. Charles Oates Prof. Michael Schutt

Board of Visitors:

Board of Visitors George E. Tragos , Esquire Chairman, Regent Law Board of Visitors Law Offices of Tragos & Sartes , P.L. James A. Adrian, Jr., CLTC, CLU, CASL Financial Representative Northwestern Mutual Robert Friend Boyd, Esquire Partner, Boyd & Boyd, P.C. Justice Edward Thomas Brady Associate Justice Supreme Court of North Carolina Barry . N. Brumer , Esq. Law Offices of Barry N. Brumer , Esq . The Honorable Eric G. Bruggink United States Court of Federal Claims Samuel B. Casey, Esquire Law of Life Project Samuel G. Casolari , Jr., Esquire Shareholder Marshall, Dennehey , Warner, Coleman & Goggin The Honorable Mark S. Davis United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia Sal Iaquinto , Esq. Huff, Poole and Mahoney, P.C. Representative, 84th District in the Virginia House of Delegates Robert E. Freer, Jr., Esquire BB&T Chair, Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership School of Business Administration Citadel

Board of Visitors:

Board of Visitors Terry G. Kilgore, Esquire Virginia House of Delegates 1st District Fritz Kling, Esquire President, Kling Philanthropy Group, LLC George Keith Martin, Esquire Managing Partner McGuire Woods LLP Governor Robert F. McDonnell Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia Hugh L. Patterson, Esquire Willcox & Savage Jay A. Sekulow , Esquire Chief Counsel, American Center for Law & Justice Randy D. Singer, Esquire Attorney-in-Residence, Regent Center for Advocacy Pastor, Trinity Church Singer Legal Group Virginia Van Valkenburg , Esquire Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office The Honorable Patricia L. West Virginia Beach Circuit Court 2nd Judicial Circuit of Virginia Gregory E. Wilhelm Chairman, Regent Law Alumni Board Former Judge, Ellis County, Texas

International Studies:

International Studies Regent University School of Law has a remarkable global reach, offering summer study opportunities in France, Israel, and England and semester long programs in South Korea, China, and Spain.

Special Guests:

Special Guests George Foreman Bishop Walter Sullivan Admiral Vern Clark

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National Champions Students from Regent Law won the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in 2006 by defeating Seton Hall University. Of more than 150 teams competing at the regional level, only 20 were chosen to compete at the national level - Two of the final teams were from Regent Law.

Pages from History:

Pages from History

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments In 2009, Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell '89 (Law and Government) was elected the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the first alumnus of Regent University elected to a state's highest office. Bob McDonnell

Family Photos:

Family Photos Law School Directors Bonnie Creef Sean Kirnan Darius Davenport Margaret Christiansen

Then & Now:

Then & Now Administration Building

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Regent Law Alumni Regent Law’s 2,700 + alumni are distinguishing themselves within top-tier law firms, government agencies, and in public interest organizations. They serve as judges, mayors , district attorneys, and even include a governor.

Firm Foundation:

Firm Foundation The students, staff and faculty of Regent University share a commitment to support one another and live out their Christian faith. The mission of the University encourages students to embrace and share their faith through chapel services, Bible study groups, and special events that are regularly hosted on campus.

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Regent Law Students Work on Supreme Court Case In 2008, Regent Law students played an important supporting role in the ACLJ’s victory in Pleasant Grove City v. Summum , a significant First Amendment case.

Then & Now:

Then & Now Dr. Robertson 1987-1988 2010-2011

Our Beautiful Campus:

Our Beautiful Campus

Family Photos:

Family Photos Faculty James Sullivan Jeff Tuomala Dr. Eugene Elser Walt Davis Barbara Massie Sam Menefee Tarver Rountree Roger Bern Taylor Simpson- Wood John Tuskey Ken North Phil Bom

Marks of Distinction:

Marks of Distinction Robertson Hall Trophy Cases

Faculty Teaching Abroad:

Faculty Teaching Abroad Regent Law faculty members teach abroad in South Korea, India, and Romania, among other countries.

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments LL.M. Degree in American Legal Studies Since 2007, Regent Law has offered an LL.M. degree in American Legal Studies, which provides an opportunity for attorneys from other countries to study American law.

Pages from History:

Pages from History

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Regent Law saw first-time takers of the Virginia bar pass at an 85.7 % rate, which was surpassed only by William & Mary and the University of Virginia law schools. All-time Bar Pass Rate

Family Photos:

Family Photos 1991 Faculty

Distinguished Guests:

Distinguished Guests U.S. Supreme Court Justices Justice Clarence Thomas Justice Antonin Scalia Justice Samuel Alito

Historical Moment:

Historical Moment 20 th Anniversary Speaker Series Paul D. Clement U.S. Solicitor General Joel Belz Founder and Publisher of WORLD Magazine Jan Carnogursky Former Prime Minister of the Slovakia Liu Peng Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Hugh Hewitt Radio Talk Show Host, Constitutional Scholar, Author

Family Photos:

Family Photos 1992 Faculty

Class Gifts:

Class Gifts Vision Statement Class of 2001 Graduation Signature Book Class of 2009

Family Photos:

Family Photos Law Staff

Through the Years:

Through the Years Regent Law Symposia

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy Founded in 2008, the Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy is one of the first Christian academic journals dedicated to scholarly publications on issues of law and public policy.

Historical Moments:

Historical Moments Professor James Duane’s “Don’t Talk to the Police!” Posted on YouTube.com in June of 2008, Professor Duane’s lecture was quickly recognized by Google as a top-ten most watched video. YouTube reports that the two-part video has been viewed over 1.5 million times since it was posted.

Special Thanks To:

American Center for Law and Justice Regent University Regent Law Faculty, Staff, and Students Special Thanks To