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Regent Law Faculty Achievements – February 10, 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.
Director Ernie Walton appeared on a panel at the FRC Colloquium “Abortion Worldwide Report: 100 Countries, 1 Century, 1 Billion Babies,” on Jan. 25, 2017.
Professor James Duane’s latest blog posting has been published at the Institute for Humane Studies “Learn Liberty” page. In 10 days the post garnered about 15,000 unique page views (four times the level of their second-best performing post). It is titled “Advice from Cops.”
Professor Tom Folsom will present at the University of Montana on “The Patented Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich: Is This Just One More Bad Patent, or is the Patent System Fundamentally Flawed?” sponsored by the Federalist Society on February 15.
Professor Ben Madison and Associate Dean Natt Gantt are presenting their research on Feb. 17 at the University of St. Thomas for a symposium titled “The Next Steps of a Professional Formation Social Movement.” The workshop is co-sponsored by St. Thomas, Regent, Georgetown, and Pepperdine law schools (see http://www.stthomas.edu/hollorancenter/conferences/symposium-21717.html). Their specific topic, based on empirical research at five law schools, is “What Do We Know about What Students Want from Their Legal Education and about Where Students are in Their Development?”
Bill Magee, head of Law Library Faculty &amamp; Student Services, will present at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference in March in Raleigh, NC on how the newest legal research providers utilize the latest technology and what potential impact they have on conducting research in a law firm environment.
Professor Eric DeGroff will present at and co-chair the Annual Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and assist with the National Representation in Mediation Competition in New York City in April.
Professor Craig Stern’s chapter, “Mens Rea and Mental Disorder,” was published here, an earlier draft of which can be found on SSRN.
Obergefell: A Game-Changer for Women,” which Associate Dean Lynne Marie Kohm published with Sandra Alcaide (Regent Law ’16), was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: Political Behavior: Race, Ethnicity & Identity Politics eJournal, Law & Humanities eJournal and Women, Gender & the Law eJournal.
Adjunct Professor Carol Rasnic has a proposal accepted for the conference on ‘Fairness in Law-Making’ scheduled to take place at the School of Law in Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 19 May 2017.