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The Ken North Collection

On April 9, 2000, the Regent community lost a dear friend. Dr. Kenneth E. North is remembered as a gifted scholar, a dedicated Christian, and a loving husband and father. Many of his colleagues and students remember him fondly as the professor who brought Law Office Management and Criminal Law to life at Regent.

Dr. North served on the law faculty of Regent University from 1994 until 1998. He was a founder of the Canon Law Institute, a scholarly resource center, think tank, and support organization for Christian denominations throughout the world. At the time of his death, Dr. North was the Director of International Operations, working closely with the Provost's office, and assisting the University with networking and negotiations for planned extension campuses around the globe.

Dr. North was a graduate of Duke University School of Law. Among other honors, he was the former Attorney General of Guam, the author of several books, and a previous professor at John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.

Suzi North graciously donated a portion of her late husband’s library of legal titles to the Law Library at Regent University. This remarkable collection comprises the Ken North Collection. Its treasures include a number of beautifully bound legal classics and works reflecting Dr. North’s interest in criminal law, constitutional law, and politics. The Law Library is grateful for this precious gift of remembrance, and to be able to make its volumes available to patrons for study and scholarly research.

The Ken North Canon Law Collection

Another of Ken’s passions was the Canon Law Institute, which he helped found in 1990. Shortly after the gift of the Ken North Collection, Suzi made a separate gift of his library of Canon Law Institute materials. The focus of this collection is on church conflict, conflict resolution, protestant canon law (though it contains some Catholic works) and related historical works.

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