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Regent University School of Law to Host Legal Learning Festival

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (September 29, 2020) – Regent University School of Law will host its annual Legal Learning Festival & Law Alumni Weekend in a virtual format on October 2-3, 2020. Events are free and open to the public, and will provide free Continuing Legal Education (pending approval) for attorneys.

“We are thrilled to invite students, alumni, and friends of Regent Law to participate in our 2ndAnnual Legal Learning Festival,” said Regent Law Dean and Former Chief Justice of North Carolina Mark Martin. “This extraordinary event underscores our deep commitment to providing world-class legal education and exemplary real-world training.”

Events will be streamed online from Regent’s campus in Virginia Beach, VA. The schedule includes:

Friday, October 2, 2020 – Law Alumni Programming

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Ethics in the Cloud: Lawyers’ Ethics in the Age of Cloud Computing and Other Technologies (CLE)*

  • Regent Law Associate Dean Natt Gantt and Professor Ben Madison

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | FISA Court Recommendations (Sponsored by The Federalist Society)

  • John Ashcroft, 79th Attorney General of the United States
  • Q&A with Hon. Mark Martin, Regent Law Dean and former Chief Justice of North Carolina

10:50 – 11:50 a.m. | Immigration Law Update: Battle Between the States and the Federal Government (CLE)*

  • Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State (2010-2018)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | An Examination of the Most Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence (CLE)*

  • Regent Law Professor James Duane

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Religious persecution is an undeniable reality for millions of people. This program will highlight documented religious persecution currently taking place in Iraq, Nigeria, Burma, and Xinjiang, followed by Q&A.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Regent University Law Review Symposium

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Opening

  • Regent Law Review Editor-in-Chief, Lexi Overcash and Symposium Editor, Jennifer Reinkober

9:15–10:00 a.m. | COVID-19 and Its Impact on our Courts

  • Mary McQueen, President, National Center for State Courts

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Morning Panel: The Constitution and Civil Liberties (CLE)*

  • Moderator: Judge S. Kyle Duncan, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Speakers: John J. Bursch, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, Alliance Defending Freedom; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC-Berkeley Law School; Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder, Butzel Long P.C., former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Michigan

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Keynote Address: “America under COVID-19”

  • Kenneth W. Starr, 39th Solicitor General of the United States, former Judge, United States Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Afternoon Panel: Election Law and COVID-19 (CLE)*

  • Moderator: Hon. Mark Martin
  • Speakers: Pamela S. Karlan, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Hon. Robert N. Hunter, Jr., Higgins Benjamin, P.L.L.C., former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina; Michael R. Dimino, Professor of Law, Widener Law School
  • Closing Remarks: Lexi Overcash and Jennifer Reinkober

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Regent University School of 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 currently ranks in the top 25 percent of all law schools for obtaining judicial clerkships and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. 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 and an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies.

Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 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 from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.