Life in the Law: A Fireside Chat with Scott Stewart, the Mississippi Solicitor General Who Argued the Dobbs Case at the U.S. Supreme Court
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 16, 2023) – Regent Law welcomed Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart to a “fireside chat” with Dean Brad Lingo on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The School of Law’s Robertson Center for Constitutional Law and the Federalist Society sponsored the event.
Mississippi Solicitor General Stewart is widely known for successfully arguing the landmark case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the U.S. Supreme Court—the case that overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Regent law students, faculty, and staff met in the Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom to hear Dean Lingo and Mississippi Solicitor General Stewart discuss the significance of arguing a case before the highest court and how the resulting decision will shape the future of the nation. “It was a joy to host my friend and former colleague Scott Stewart and allow him to give our students an insider’s view of one of the most important Supreme Court cases of our time,” said Brad Lingo, Dean of Regent Law. “I hope our students were inspired by his message and his example.”
After the “fireside chat,” attendees were treated to a meet-and-greet reception with Stewart. “It was an incredible honor to meet and learn from Mr. Stewart. His message about boldness and character and how they intertwine with law was inspiring,” said Tyler Gustafson, President of the Regent Law chapter of the Federalist Society. “The message further confirmed my call to Regent Law and future calling in the legal field to change the world for Christ.” Mr. Gustafson, a 3L, will clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after he graduates.
About Regent Law
Regent Law’s more than 3,300 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law is currently ranked 28th in the nation for obtaining judicial clerkships and 21st in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage. The school offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three-year and part-time formats, an online M.A. in Law, an online M.A. in Financial Planning & Law, an on-campus and online LL.M. in Human Rights, an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies, and an online B.A. in Law.
About Regent University
Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (Study.com, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).