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Regent Law Faculty Achievements – June 2018

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.


Dean Michael Hernandez

  • Appeared on CBN Newswatch discussing the Masterpiece Cakeshop victory at the Supreme Court, where the lead attorneys were Regent Law alumni. Watch video.
  • Has been tapped by Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to chair and serve on the committee to select the next public defender for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Professor James Davids just posted The Role of Worldview in the Judicial Decisions of Justice John Paul Stevens, 11 Liberty U. L. Rev. 723 (2017) on SSRN.com*.

Professor Tom Folsom was in the top 10% of downloads on SSRN for the month of May. Download his papers*.

Professor Jeffrey Brauch just uploaded new pieces to SSRN:

The Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy is now on SSRN!

Professor Harry Hutchison just uploaded a new piece to SSRN:

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm just uploaded new pieces to SSRN:

Director Janis Kirkland’s work is included in the June issue of LWI Lives.

Professor James Duane’s newest article, “The Abraham Lincoln Exception to the Hearsay Rule,” will be published in the Summer 2018 issue of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

Professors Stern, Gantt, Madison, Duane and Kohm continue to rank in the Top 10% of all listed scholars for SSRN download impact. View the report.

Professors Natt Gantt and Ben Madison’s article, “Self-Directedness and Professional Formation: connecting Two Critical Concepts in Legal Education, 14 U. St. Thomas L. J. (2018)*” is now available on SSRN.

*Publications available to view and download for free.

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – May 2018

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

Professor James Duane

  • His book, “You Have the Right to Remain Innocent,” has sold nearly 700 copies this month.
  • He recently completed and sent for publication The Abraham Lincoln Exception to the Hearsay Rule. View his scholarship here.
  • Recently hit his 5,000th total paper downloaded. View his work here.
  • New uploads to SSRN:

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm

  • Professor Lynne Marie Kohm will be presenting What does overruling Roe mean legally – and what are the implications for women?? at A Symposium on Life Without Roe, Women Speak 2018, Americans United for Life & Heritage Foundation, Wed. June 13, 2018 at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC. See www.aul.org/womenspeak2018/.
  • New uploads to SSRN:
Family and Juvenile Law, 42 U. Richmond L. Rev. 417 (2007).Domestic Relations, 32 U. Richmond L. Rev. 1165 (1998).

Marriage and the Intact Family: The Significance of Michael H. v. Gerald D., 22 Whittier L. Rev. 327 (2000).

The Collateral Effects of Civil Unions on Family Law, 11 Widener J. Pub. L. 451 (2002).

Take it to Court, Fostering Families: Leading Christians on Pressing Questions, Village Green, ChristianityToday.com (May 2012).

The New Paradigm for the Feminine Mystique: The Authentic Women’s Perspective, 2 Liberty, Life & Family 259 (June 1996).

Liberty and Marriage-Baehr and Beyond: Due Process in 1998, 12 BYU J. Pub. L. 253 (1998).

International Examination of Same Sex Parent Adoption, 5 Regent U. J. Int’l L. 237 (2007).

What do VAWA, Elian and Grandparents Have in Common? Federal Involvement in Family (Law) Governance, Virginia Lawyer 18 (Feb. 2001); reprinted in Elian Gonzalez: The Critical Reader, Paul Allatson, ed. (published by the Institute for International Studies, Sydney, Australia) (2007).

A Comparative Survey of Covenant Marriage Proposals in the United States, 12 Regent Law Review 31 (1999).

Sex at Six: The Victimization of Innocence and Other Concerns over Children’s Rights.

Child Policy & National Strength: Restoring Ukraine in the Best Interests of the Child, 8 Int’l J. Jurisprudence on the Family (2018), authored by Irina Chekhovska and Lynne Marie Kohm.

Integrating Religion, Faith, and Morality in Traditional Law School Courses, 11 Regent U. L. Rev. 49 (1998), authored by Mary C. Scarlato and Lynne Marie Kohm.

The Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy is now on SSRN. For example, see Jeffrey A. Brauch, Introduction to the Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy 1 J. Global Justice & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2014).

Distinguished Professor Harry Hutchison has a new publication: Chasing Shadows: The Economic and Noneconomic Thrust of BDS, published in Cardozo Law’s 1 Int’l. Comparative, Pol’y & Ethics L. Rev. 205 (2018).

Professor Craig Stern presented Justice and Jurisdiction (review and download his related work on Crime and Moral Luck here.

Professor Brad Jacob was interviewed and quoted in WORLD at https://world.wng.org/content/parsing_presidential_intent.

Professor Jeffrey Brauch

  • New uploads to SSRN:

Professor Louis Hensler’s new upload to SSRN: Misguided Christian Attempts to Serve God using the Fear of Man.

Professor Natt Gantt

Professor Kathleen A. McKee is about to hit the 600-download marker for her scholarly publications. View and download her work here.

Assistant Professor Caleb Griffin

Assistant Dean Ernie Walton’s article, “How Zivotofksy II and the Conservative Divide Over the Foreign Affairs Power Could Impact the Trump Administration should be published later this month in 46 Cap. U. L. Rev. 471 (2018).

Professors Natt Gantt, Mike Schutt and Craig Stern presented at the CLS Fellows Program in Washington, D.C. Professor Schutt administered the program and presented The Lawyer’s Calling. Professor Gantt presented Integration as Integrity, and Professor Stern presented Justice and Jurisdiction.

Professors Brad Jacob and Lynne Marie Kohm presented at NIFLA’s Annual Summit on the Regent Campus at The Founders Inn. Professor Jacob presented 501(c)(3) Restrictions on Lobbying and Political Activity. View his related scholarship here. Professor Kohm presented Roe’s Effects on Family Law, using her article of the same name found here.

The article by Professor Ben Madison, Director Marie Hamm, and Dr. Ryan Murnane entitled The Rubric Meets the Road in Law Schools: Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes as a Fundamental Way for Law Schools to Improve and Fulfill Their Respective Missions was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for Education by Discipline eJournals Top Ten, Education by Discipline eJournals All Papers, EduRN: Graduate School (Sub-Topic) All Papers and EduRN: Postsecondary Education (Topic) All Papers.

Congratulations to Professors James Duane and Gloria Whittico for being awarded continued tenure with a five-year review by the Regent University Board of Trustees.

Congratulations to Regent Law faculty who rank in the top 10% on SSRN downloads:

  • Top 10% of Authors: Professors Craig Stern, Lynne Marie Kohm, Jeffrey Brauch, and Ben Madison, among others.
  • Top 10% of All-Time Downloads: Professors Tom Folsom, Natt Gantt, Craig Stern, Lynne Marie Kohm, and Ben Madison.
  • Top 10% of Authors for Downloads the Past 12 Months: Professor Jeffrey Brauch and Dean Michael Hernadez.

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Regent Law Faculty Achievements – April 2018

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.


Associate Professor Gloria Whittico’s most recent article, The Rule of Law and the Genesis of Freedom: A Survey of Selected Virginia County Court Freedom Suits (1723 to 1800), was just published by the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.

Professor Brad Jacob addressed the Princess Anne Republican Women’s Club on April 23 on “Masterpiece Cakeshop: Freedom of Religion, Expression, and Conscience.”

Professor Ben Madison’s paper, “Professional Identity and Professionalism,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for AARN: Legal Practice (Topic) Top Ten, and in AARN: Legal Practice (Topic) All Papers.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm was interviewed regarding the Alfie Evans case. Watch it now. View and download her related work: Suffer the Children: How the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Has Not Supported Children, 22 N.Y. Int’l. L. Rev. 57 (2009); and A Brief Assessment of the 25-Year Effect of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 23 Cardozo J. Int’l. & Compar. L. 323 (2015). Professor Lou Hensler’s discussion of this problem as it previously presented itself with baby Charlie Gard can be viewed here: The Legal Significance of the natural Affection of Charlie Gard’s Parents.

Professor Kathleen McKee’s article Remarks on the Freedom of Information Act: The “National Security” Exemption in a Post 9/11 Era, has been cited by 23 Comm. L. & Pol’y 91.

Professor Jeff Brauch has accepted an offer for publication with Catholic University Law Review for his article: “The Human Rights Movement and the Prevention of Evil: The Need to Look Inward As Well As Out.”

Professor James Duane has the #1 selling book on Amazon’s top 30 best-selling books; four of those books listed are written by current or former justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and others are written by prominent and nationally distinguished legal commentators and law professors. Professor Duane’s book leads that list, even though it has been on the market for over 18 months. He will be speaking about the subject of his book at the following law schools this month:

  • Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, on April 10.
  • Temple Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 17.
  • William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 19.

Professor Doug Cook has a new post on his SSRN page – Negligence or Strict Liability? a Study in Biblical Tort Law, published in the Whittier Law Review.

Adjunct Professor Dr. Carol Rasnic will be a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England from April 11 until June 30. She will present other guest lectures at the University of Birmingham (England) Law School, the University of Keele, the University of Essex, and the University of Exeter. Dr. Rasnic will also be a speaker on her host professor’s labor law panel at an IAS workshop on labor market policy and labor law reform. See some of her work on SSRN.

Professor Eric DeGroff’s article, The Dynamics of the Contemporary Law School Classroom: Looking at Laptops Through a Learning Style Lens, has been selected for inclusion in the EduRN launch as part of the Social Sciences Education eJournal,EduRN: Innovation Research & Policy Education (IRPN) (Topic),EduRN: Legal Scholarship Education (LSN) (Topic).

Professor Natt Gantt and Professor Ben Madison’s article, Teaching the Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Values in a Changing World, has been selected for inclusion in the EduRN launch as part of the Social Sciences Education eJournal,EduRN: Legal Scholarship Education (LSN) (Topic).

Joseph A. Kohm, Jr. and Professor Lynne Marie Kohm’s article ‘Family Advisor’: The Trend for Athletes with Family Values, has been selected for inclusion in the EduRN launch as part of the Social Sciences Education eJournal.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm’s article, Can a Dead Hand from the Grave Protect the Kids from Darling Daddy or Mommie Dearest?, was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for AARN: Marriage & Children (Topic) Top Ten and Legal Anthropology: Family Law eJournal Top Ten.

Irina Chekhovska and Professor Lynne Marie Kohm have just posted Child Policy & National Strength: Restoring Ukraine in the Best Interests of the Child, which will be published at 8 Int’l J. Jurisprudence on the Family (2018).

 

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – March 2018

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.


Assistant Professor Caleb Griffin has published his first piece, The Hidden Cost of M & A, in the Columbia Business L. Rev.

Professor Tom Folsom presented The Anti-Privacy Interests in Cyber Space: Big Game Hunting on the Cyber Range, March 20, Idaho Federalist Society; and Three Principles of Supernatural Law in the Public Square: How Religion Informs the Practice of Law, March 22 at Gonzaga Law in Spokane, WA.

Dean Michael Hernandez gave an interactive and stimulating Colloquium presentation Biblical Liability: Textual Analysis and Modern Application on March 20 here at Regent Law.

Professor Jim Davids gave a presentation on March 20, 2018 to Regent Law Christian Legal Society on the integral impact that CLS has had on his life.

Professors Jeffrey Brauch and Kathleen McKee presented at the Human Trafficking: A Global Problem Symposium sponsored by the Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy on Friday, March 23. You can view some of their work on this issue at:

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm presented C.S. Lewis & the Father Wound to the Regent University C.S. Lewis Society on Feb. 27, and submitted it for publication.

Professor Brad Jacob made three Federalist Society presentations over spring break.

  • University of South Dakota Law School – “School Shootings and the 2nd Amendment.”
  • Creighton University School of Law – “Stare Decisis in a Constitutional Case is Unconstitutional.”
  • Washburn University School of Law – “School Shootings and the 2nd Amendment.” Watch the video of his 2nd Amendment debate at Washburn.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm’s article “Honey, I Froze the Kids: Implications for the Practitioner in Reproductive Technologies and Spousal Consent,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for WGSRN: Gender, Reproductive Rights & Health (Sub-Topic) Top Ten.

Additionally, her article “The Rising Tide of Juvenile Violence: The Natural Disaster of Values Free Culture, Education and Families?” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for WGSRN: Child Health, Adolescent Health (Sub-Topic) Top Ten.

Professors Natt Gantt, Craig Stern, and Mike Schutt are presenting several lectures at the Christian Legal Society Law School Fellows Program in Washington, D.C. on May 20-25, 2018.

Dean Michael Hernandez presented Biblical Liability: Textual Analysis and Modern Application on March 20 at the Spring Law Faculty Colloquium, which considers and analyzes the different levels of liability under Old Testament law and considers the relevance of the biblical liability scheme for contemporary law. Download scholarship by Dean Hernandez.

 

 

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – February 2018

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.


Professor James Duane’s article The Right to Remain Silent is approaching 2,800 downloads.

Professor Craig Stern’s article The Heart of Mens Rea has now been downloaded more than 700 times.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm’s 1998 article The Rising Tide of Juvenile Violence: The Natural Disaster of Values Free Culture, Education and Families? was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for WGSRN: Estimating Costs of Violence (Sub-Topic), and the Top Ten list for SIRN: IDA (Families with Children) (Sub-Topic) Top Ten.

Professor Louis Hensler is working on a piece on the tort law in Exodus 1 & 2. View his work.

Professor Natt Gantt has been invited to present “Developing ASP Programming that Fosters Student Professional Formation” at the 2018 AASE Conference held on Tuesday May 22-Thursday May 24 at Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

Director Marie Summerlin Hamm’s article, Increasing Your “App” titude: Legal Research Apps for Virginia Practitioners, 62 Va. Law. 45 (Dec. 2013) was recently cited in George B. Delta and Jeffrey H. Matsuura, The Law of the Internet § 17.06 (Aspen Publishers, 4th ed., 2018).

Associate Professor Gloria Whittico’s piece ‘If Past Is Prologue’: Toward the Development of a New ‘Freedom Suit’ for the Remediation of Foster Care Disproportionalities Among African-American Children, 43 Capital University L. Rev. 407 (2015) was also recently cited.

Professor Jeffrey Brauch published and posted Three Role Models of Leadership for the Law School Dean. It was also recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: AARN: Schools (Topic).

Adjunct Professor Dr. Carol Rasnic’s work can now be viewed on SSRN, including:

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – January 2018

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

 

AWARDS

Professor Craig Stern has earned the 2017 Law Scholar of the Year.

Associate Dean Natt Gantt and Professor Ben Madison, whose article, Self-Directedness and Professional Formation: Connecting Two Critical Concepts in Legal Education, was named one of “The Best Legal Education Articles of 2017” by Law School Academic Support Blog.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Professor Bruce Cameron is set to co-author Understanding Employment Discrimination Law, Third Edition, to be published by Carolina Academic Press.

 

SSRN RANKING

Several Regent Law faculty continue their top 10% rankings in SSRN: Craig Stern, Natt Gantt, Lynne Marie Kohm, Jeff Brauch, Tom Folsom, Ben Madison, and Mike Hernandez.

Professor Ben Madison’s Professional Identity and Professionalism was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: Legal Education eJournal.

 

 

 

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – December 2017

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

 

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Professor Jeffrey Brauch just published his third book, Flawed Perfection: What It Means to Be Human and Why It Matters for Culture, Politics, and Law (Lexham Press 2017).

Associate Professor Gloria Whittico has accepted the offer to publish her article “The Rule of Law and the Genesis of Freedom: A Survey of Selected Virginia County Court Freedom Suits (1783-1800)” in 9.2 Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties L. Rev. (2017). This article was also accepted for publication by the Richmond Public Interest L. Rev.

Assistant Dean Ernie Walton accepted the publication offer for his article, How Zivotofksy II and the Conservative Divide Over the Foreign Affairs Power Could Impact the Trump Administration, with Capital U. L. Rev. It was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: LSN: Trade Law (Topic).

Assistant Professor Caleb Griffin will publish his first piece The Hidden Cost of M&A, _ Colum. Bus. L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2018).

Professor Ben Madison published a new casebook entitled “Federal Civil Pretrial Practice and Procedure.” He also published “Professional Identity and Professionalism,” in the ABA publication 24 Professional Lawyer (Fall 2017).

Director Marie Summerlin Hamm published a book chapter entitled “Courts and Case Law” in the new edition of A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia. Marie continues to edit the recurring “Law Libraries” column in each issue of the Virginia Lawyer.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm published “Can a Dead Hand from the Grave Protect the kids from Darling Daddy or Mommie Dearest?” in 31 Quinnipiac Probate L. J. 1 (Nov. 2017). It is on the Top Ten Lists for:

Associate Dean Natt Gantt published “Teaching Agape to Law Students,” 6 J. Christian Legal Thought 3 (Winter 2016).

Carol Rasnic, one of our adjunct scholar instructors, published a book review in The International Journal of Discrimination Law (United Kingdom), and an article in The Hungarian Labour Law Journal.

Professor Craig Stern published the lead essay, Authority to Pursue Charity is Not Granted to the State, in The Christian Lawyer, Vol. 13 (Fall 2017).

Professor Ben Madison’s most recent article, published in the ABA’s The Professional Lawyer, was featured on Dean Paul Caron’s Tax Prof Blog. Also, his piece, entitled “Professionalism and Professional Identity,” grew out of a presentation he did over the summer at the ABA’s Annual Professional Responsibility Conference in a panel entitled “Professional Identity Formation in Faith-Based and Public Schools.”

 

PRESENTATIONS

Sr. Lecturer Tom Folsom presented as a renowned scholar at the Texas A&M Center for Law and Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable on Oct. 13-14 in Fort Worth, TX.

Professor Jim Duane was a key part of the Annual Meeting of the Boyd-Graves Conference of the Virginia State Bar, which took place on October 6-7, 2017, in Reston, Virginia. He will also be presenting on his book “Don’t Talk to the Police,” at the University of Arizona School of Law in March 2018.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm presented The Best Interests of the Child in Family Policy, at the Family Policy Alliance Annual Conference, at Focus on the Family, July 26, 2017, Colorado Springs, CO.

Director Marie Summerlin Hamm attended in November the Thomson/West sponsored conference at Georgetown University entitled “The Future of Law Schools—Envisioning a More Collaborative Educational Model.”

Professor Jeff Brauch presented at the Advocates International Law Student Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, in July, which was attended largely by Handong International Law students. He also presented at Hope College in October on “The Christian and Human Rights.”

Professor Craig Stern presented a paper in October to a Christian conference in California. He also presented his work on “The Heart of Mens Rea and the Insanity of Psychopaths” for our Faculty Colloquium October 31. This work has already been downloaded more than 650 times.

Professor Bruce Cameron presented on Nov. 12, 2017 “EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch: Religious Discrimination Law Transformed” at the Adventist Attorneys Conference in Coronado, CA.

Director Janis Kirkland published Jennifer Franklin: Future Alpaca Farmer?, e Legal Writing Institute newsletter, LWI Lives. (Dec. 2017). She, along with Director Marie Summerlin Hamm also made a presentation on October 21, 2017, at the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, Where the Rubric Meets the Road: Measuring Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing Competencies Across the Curriculum.

Associate Professor Brad Jacob presented Counting the Cost of Free Speech: Quarterbacks and Confederate Generals, at the Hampton Roads Federalist Society lecture/discussion, Norfolk, VA, November 9, 2017. He was also the moderator at the Convention of States Debate hosted by the Virginia Beach Tea Party, Virginia Beach, VA, November 1, 2017. Pardons, Impeachment, and Other Potential Perils for the President, was a lecture he presented to the Virginia Beach Republican Party, September 23, 2017, and The United States Constitution, was a lecture he presented to Mexican military officers at the Old Dominion University English Language Center, Norfolk, VA, August 24, 2017.

Associate Professor James Davids recently gave a series of presentations in the Ukraine. He spoke on Reformation of legal education in Ukraine at a Roundtable in University Shevchenko on Nov. 27; presented the Christian View of Law at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, and Reformation of legal education in Ukraine in a Roundtable in University Shevchenko, both on Nov. 28. He also presented a Christian view of Law at the National Aviation University; and presented Reformation of legal education in Ukraine in a Roundtable; and a Christian view of Law at the Financial and Legal College on Nov. 29. Davids also presented Reform of Legal Education in Ukraine in a Roundtable at Ternopil National Economic University on Nov. 30. He presented a Christian View of Law at the University King Daniel on Dec. 1, and two presentations at EELF on (1) Two Worldviews and Two Very Different Revolutions; and (2) Restoration of Economic Order through the Bible on Dec. 2. He also presented The Rule of Law in Theistic & Secular Democracies at Ostroh Academy on Dec. 3, and gave an interview on the TV program “10 Commandments” the same day. Finally, he presented The Rule of Law in Theistic & Secular Democracies at the International Economic and Humanitarian University in Rivne, and a Christian view of Law at Rivne State Humanitarian University on Dec. 5.

Professor Kim Van Essendelft presented “Opinion Writing: Beyond the First Draft” in Richmond at the Conference for Virginia Hearing Officers, an annual event organized by the Educational Services Department of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Her presentation was very well-received!

 

SCHOLARLY IMPACT

Associate Professor Gloria Whittico’s article, “‘A Woman’s Pride and a Mother’s Love’: The Missouri Freedom Suits and the Lengths and Limits of Justice,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: WGSRN: Women, Status & Power (Topic).

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm posted older articles to her SSRN page:

Her article, “The Challenges of Teaching Gender Equality in a World of Reproductive Gendercide,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for WGSRN: Other Reproductive Health (Sub-Topic). Her article “A Christian Perspective on Gender Equality,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for WGSRN: Gender & Religion (Topic) and has been downloaded more than 300 times.

Professor Craig Stern’s “Human Rights in East Africa” has a widely increased impact with downloads here.

 

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NATIONAL IMPACT & RANKING

On Sept 1 Regent Law moved into #121 in SSRN ranking, on Oct. 1 we moved into #119, and then on Nov. 1 we moved into #117, achieving our highest 12-month download in Regent Law history. As of December 1, our latest SSRN ranking is up 3 slots to #114. We look forward to our faculty meeting on January 12 to enhance our scholarly impact to approach head-on our strategy to break into the top 100 of all law schools.

Several Regent Law faculty have been listed among the top 10% of authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months, but more recently as top 10% of authors for all-time downloads, as well.

Regent Law Faculty members who rank in the top 10% of SSRN articles downloaded over 12 months, include: James Duane, Craig Stern, Mike Hernandez, Lynne Marie Kohm, and Jeff Brauch.

Regent Law Faculty members who rank among the top 10% of authors on SSRN by total new downloads in the last 12 months include: Natt Gantt and Ben Madison.

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – August 24, 2017

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

Dean Michael Hernandez’s article entitled In Defense of Pluralism: Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, Olympianism, and Christophobia, was, for most of the summer, at the top of the list for recent downloads in four of the categories below: CHR: Christian Culture (Topic) – Forthcoming Top Ten, Christianity eJournal – Forthcoming Top Ten, REL Subject Matter eJournals Top Ten and Religious Studies Research Network Top Ten.

Professor Lou Hensler has sent out for publication and posted The Legal Significance of the ‘Natural Affection’ of Charlie Gard’s Parents.

Associate Professor Kathleen McKee was appointed to the Tidewater Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking, where she will be serving on the legal issues subcommittee, connecting her with more state government external experiential opportunities for our students. Kathleen McKee was also among top authors for downloads over the last 12 months, and you can see her work here.

Professor Craig Stern’s work was among the most downloaded on SSRN for the last four months.

Professor James Duane’s work has also continued to be among the most downloaded.

The Center for Ethical Formation was nominated for the ABA Gambrell Award. While it was not selected, that nomination raised CEFLER’s profile with the ABA.

Professor Jeff Brauch recently had two articles published: “The Destructive Reach of Human Trafficking – and God’s Call to His People,” 13 Christian Lawyer 6 (2017), and “Three Role Models of Leadership for the Law School Dean,” 48 Toledo Law Review 205 (2017) which I’m sure you’ll find on SSRN soon here.

Associate Professor Bradly Jacob has continued to have many outstanding radio appearances, a couple of which can be found here on “Let’s Talk With Mark Elfstrand” (www.1160hope.com); and here.

Professor Lynn Marie Kohm has a new publication entitled Can a dead hand from the grave protect the kids from darling daddy or Mommie Dearest? scheduled to be published at 31 Quinnipiac Probate L. J. 1 (forthcoming Nov. 2017). An additional article was posted to her SSRN page, The Intersection of Family Law and Immigration: Virginia and the Big Picture, 60 Virginia Lawyer 34 (Feb. 2012) because it continues to be requested by practicing colleagues.

Senior Lecturer Tom Folsom served on a panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) on Digital Pressures in Intellectual Property Law.

Assistant Professor Caleb Griffin sent out his first article for publication, How Innovations in Corporate Law and Policy Promote or Undermine Shareholder Rights, which he presented at SEALS this summer. He also presented at the University of Kentucky new scholars workshop.

Professor Ben Madison was a presenter at SEALS on Teaching Fundamentals I: Designing an Effective Law School Course or Seminar. He also presented at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ITL) at the U. of Arkansas at Little Rock, entitled “The heart of ABA 302: Teaching millennials law with moral formation,” for the William H. Bowen School of Law’s Conference, “Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills.”

Regent Law continues to increase its impact as indicated by its upward movement to #123 in the SSRN law school download rankings over the last year.

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – May 7, 2017

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

Professor Lou Hensler has published Torts: Cases, Materials, Questions, and Comments from a Judeo-Christian Perspective. Find it on Amazon.

On April 25, 2016, at an event titled “Defense Against the Dark Arts: Ethical Challenges During My Time as a Judge,” Judge Patricia West presented on the ethical challenges she faced while serving as a judge and how she resolved those issues from a Christian perspective.

Professor Eric DeGroff was interviewed and quoted by the Virginian Pilot on the Gloucester County transgender student bathroom issue. Read it here. For further treatment of this important issue see the post at www.regentfamilyrestoration.blogspot.com.

Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm’s article with 3L Alison Haefner, Empowering Love and Respect for Child Offenders Through Therapeutic Jurisprudence: The Teen Courts Example, was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: PRN: Punishment, Corrective Justice Generally (Topic).

Recent LAW graduate Kathleen Knudsen and Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm will present Would Jane Austen be on eHarmony? How Changes in Women’s Legal Status Have Influenced the Choice of a Spouse, at the Annual North American Conference for the International Society of Family Law at Jackson Hole, WY on May 23, 2016.

Regent University School of Law will be hosting the Annual Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools (RALS) September 29-30, 2016 here in Virginia Beach. We are inviting faculty from 50 religiously affiliated law schools to join us for the event.

Regent University Law Review will be hosting their Annual Symposium on September 30-Oct. 1, 2016, on “The First Amendment Post Obergefell: The Clash of Enumerated and Unenumerated Rights.”

Regent Law has moved up two spots on the SSRN ranking to #126 with 5171 downloads for the past 12 months. See www.ssrn.com.

Regent Law Faculty Achievements – April 5, 2017

Regent University’s School of Law Faculty members willingly share their knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom to spark scholarly debate and advance the practice of law. Their latest endeavors include the following.

Professor Craig Stern spoke at Faculty Bridges’ “Winds of Change” conference on March 4 in California on how Christian professors can affect global problems. See Professor Stern’s prior work on related matters.

Professor Lou Hensler presented his work on Natural Affections at the Religious Critiques of the Law for Pepperdine Law School’s Nootbaar Conference in March.

Associate Professor Jim Davids spoke at Regent Law’s 3rd and final Law Faculty Colloquium on March 21, presenting “Two Legal Threats to Christian Colleges and Universities – Loss of Tax Exemption and Loss of Hiring Rights.” The discussion revisited the Bob Jones University case on tax exemption to show its sharp limitations, and considered how far the religious discrimination exemption can be stretched to accommodate the needs of religious employers. On these issues, Davids has three articles forthcoming, and has previously written about related matters. A special thanks to Law Library Assistant Director Marie Summerlin Hamm and the Law Library for sponsoring these events, and for Lisa Marie Otto and her assistance in helping to make them happen.

Professor James Duane recently published “May It Please the Court: The Perils of Correcting a Justice’s Pronunciation” in the Seton Hall Circuit Review. After one week on SSRN, it has more than 200 downloads.

Law Library Assistant Director Marie Summerlin Hamm recently published a piece titled “Preparing for the Battlefield and Avoiding the War: Recently Released Construction Litigation Resources” in the Virginia Lawyer. This is her seventh contribution to the annual Construction Law & Public Contracts Section-focused issue. She has previously written on related matters. And, on March 31, she presented “Where the Rubric Meets the Road: Assessing Legal Research and Writing Competency Across the Curriculum” at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in Raleigh, NC.

Marie Summerlin Hamm, assistant director of the Regent University Law Library, has been appointed co-chair of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries Publications Committee. Her duties include soliciting and editing contributions for the recurring Law Libraries column in Virginia Lawyer.

Professor Ben Madison presented at Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers at the Ignite presentations given at this year’s annual meeting. View his presentation. Madison and Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm had a proposal entitled “The heart of ABA 302: Teaching millennials law with moral formation,” which he will present on July 6-8 at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ITL), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law’s Conference, “Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills.”

Program Director Janis Kirkland has just published two short articles on environmental law matters including “Multi-million Dollar Lawsuit Filed By State Levee Board for Ecological Damage Allegedly Caused By Oil and Gas Companies Fails Due to Failure To Show Duty to Local Municipality and Lack of Specific Pleading” (summary of Board of Commissioners v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., No. 15-30162 (5th Cir. Mar. 3, 2017) – published in both Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter, Vol. 73, beginning at page 13 (Mar. 2017) & EPA Administrative Law Reporter, Vol. 49, beginning at page 14 (Mar. 2017). She has also published “Court Forces EPA to Undertake Nondiscretionary Duty To Approve or Disapprove State’s Refusal to Develop Biologic TMDLs for Biologically Impaired Waters” (summary of Ohio Valley Environmental Coal, Inc. v. McCarthy, No. 3:15-0271 (S.D. W. Va. Feb. 14, 2017) – published in EPA Administrative Law Reporter, Vol. 49, beginning at page 35 (February & March 2017).

Associate Professor Gloria Whittico has again been invited to present her research on Freedom Suits at the National Underground Railroad Conference in Washington, D.C. in May. View her previous publications.

The Regent University College Student Leadership Board is putting on a Pro Life Panel tonight, April 5th in the Library Auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. where Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm will be a panelist and largely present Part III “Roe’s Effects on Sexuality and Romance,” from this article.

Associate Professor Brad Jacob spoke on constitutional matters on “Let’s Talk With Mark Elfstrand” (www.1160hope.com).

Several Regent Law faculty and alumni have appeared on Mauck & Baker’s “Lawyers for Jesus” radio show in Chicago with Noel Sterett.