|Stephanie Hartman Rojo, J.D. '14
B.A., Stanford University
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Rojo’s experiences prior to law school gave her an appreciation for the Christian environment at Regent Law, although adjusting to a Christian education came with a few challenges. "Initially, I was thrown off by teachers and students praying in class because it is not what I am used to." Rojo quickly realized the impact of Regent Law’s emphasis on spiritual vitality. "The incorporation of prayer into the classroom has changed my life."
|Amy Konopik, Transfer Student, J.D. '14
B.A., Biola University
Home state: Iowa
"At my former school, there was usually only one perspective of the law, which was extremely liberal both politically and socially. I often felt alone in my conservative ideology and that my opinions and beliefs were not respected in the classroom. If I was going to spend several years and lots of money to attend school, I wanted to learn law from a well-respected school that teaches with a balanced perspective."
|Zachary Whiting, Transfer Student, J.D. '14
B.A., Stetson University
Home state: Iowa
Zachary says transferring was the right choice. He feels more intellectually challenged and has found his niche working as a law clerk for the American Center for Law and Justice. "I am passionate about First Amendment cases. Situations in which someone faces discrimination because of his or her beliefs bring out the advocate in me. I feel like I have rediscovered the passion and drive that drew me to law initially. Regent helped rejuvenate me."
|Cortland Bobczynski, J.D. '15
B.A., University of California, San Diego
Hometown: San Diego, California
After law school, Cortland would like to work on First Amendment issues like Christian freedom of expression and religious liberty. "Becoming a lawyer means being an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. Jesus is the best advocate of all. He advocates on our behalf because He knows we cannot do it ourselves. I desire to be an advocate for others in the same way."
| Stockton Brown, J.D. '15
B.A., Asbury University
Hometown: Garysburg, North Carolina
"Becoming a lawyer means becoming an honest, courageous, and gracious advocate who seeks justice for those who cannot speak for themselves and lives a life grounded in relationship with God. My passion is to be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves."
| Marcus Wood, J.D. '15
B.A., Texas Tech University
Hometown: Andrews, Texas
"I think too much study of the law before going to bed is the number one cause for nightmares or insomnia. I leave my studying for the morning and spread it out over my day. The library is where I spend most of my time studying at my hand-picked study carrel."
| Brandon Wrobleski, J.D. '15
B.A., Liberty University
Hometown: Milton, Georgia
"In law school, everybody is as singularly driven as you are. There are no more classmates who roll out of bed and come to class in sweatpants. Everybody is as passionate as you are about learning, and it makes for a very conducive academic environment."
| Katherine David, J.D. '15
B.A., Virginia Tech
Hometown: Leesburg, Virginia
"I was most surprised by the encouraging and friendly environment that welcomed all of the first-year students into the community, including the upperclassmen and faculty. While law school is competitive in nature, at Regent you are going to meet people who truly care about your future as an attorney and those who will do everything within their power to help you on your path to success."
| Abbie Nordhagen, J.D. '15
B.A., Gonzaga University
Hometown: Butte, Montana
"I look forward to a life of continual learning. Lawyers are always interacting with new information and new people, gaining valuable insights. I want to use this knowledge to better others."
| Lindsey Brower, J.D. '15
B.A., Lee University
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia
"Being a lawyer means being a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. It is a very tangible way to live out Micah 6:8: 'And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.'"
|Joel Ready, Two-year J.D. '15
B.A., Communications and Master of Divinity, Liberty University
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
In the future, Joel wants to do media work for churches, helping initiate a return to solid Christian doctrine through videos that can be integrated into church services. His small business, Ready Media, which specializes in photography and video production, is a platform for that dream. A law degree will equip Ready with the knowledge and skills to defend his business.
|Sean Mitchell, J.D. '16
B.A., Old Dominion University
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Mitchell says that at Regent Law, his extensive professional experience has been supplemented by a lot more than legal knowledge. "Regent has made me spiritually strong where I was spiritually weak. I really appreciate the constant reminders of God’s love and authority. Professors and students will stop whatever they are doing and pray for me. I don’t know if that’s something you get anywhere else but Regent."
|Elissa Polly, J.D. '15
B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth
Hometown: Tamarack, Minnesota
"I like to think of my friends at Regent as a beautiful mosaic. Each come from differing backgrounds and have varying interests and unique talents, but we care deeply for one another. We encourage, support, and pray for one another regularly. On the days when law school is overwhelming, these friends have been there to offer a kind word or a reminder that we are going to make it!"
| Josiah Lindstrom, J.D. '16
B.A., University of Minnesota
Raised in: Yemli Village, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
"I am pursuing a legal career as a transactional lawyer because helping people reach their goals makes everyone better off. Studying at Regent Law gives me the unique opportunity to network with like-minded peers who share my concern for social justice. Regent Law also provides the opportunity to pursue excellence in the law by studying under professors who understand my desire to find a vocation that completes me as an individual created in the image of God."
| Rachael Monnin, J.D. '16
B.A., American University
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
"My goal is to graduate from law school ready to practice from day one. Regent's faculty is superb at effectively teaching complex legal theory and challenging 1Ls to apply what we learn in the classroom; we cannot afford to wait until after we take the bar to learn to how to negotiate a remedy for adversarial clients or the procedural steps in an appeal. Regent's faculty goes above and beyond to ensure we serve our clients with excellence and integrity."