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Pre-Law Summit July 24-26, 2014

Hosted by Regent University School of Law


Dean’s Welcome

Regent University is honored to host you at the upcoming Pre-Law Summit in beautiful Virginia Beach, Va. You will be uniquely equipped with guidance for counseling pre-law students in the midst of unprecedented challenges and changes in legal education and employment. You will also be inspired by a panel of distinguished speakers as you network and collaborate with other pre-law advisors, career services directors, and student services professionals from colleges and universities nationwide. Of course, we hope your stay will also include ample time for rest and refreshment beachside and at The Founders Inn and Spa. Regent values your contributions at such a critical juncture in legal education. We look forward to welcoming you to the beach in July. Very truly yours,

Jeffrey A. Brauch Dean and Professor, School of Law Regent University


Speakers

William Henderson Professor of Law and Van Nolan Faculty Fellow Indiana University Maurer School of Law William D. Henderson joined the Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty in 2003 following a visiting appointment at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a judicial clerkship for Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Henderson’s scholarship focuses on empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education. His published work includes articles in the North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Texas Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and Stanford Law Review. He is also a frequent commentator, author and lecturer on trends in the legal profession. His work appears frequently in such national publications as The American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal, and the National Law Journal. In 2012 and 2013, National Jurist magazine named him the second-most influential person in legal education.

Randy Singer Attorney-in-Residence, Regent University School of Law Director, Singer Civil Litigation Practicum Drawing from his expertise as the managing partner in the Singer Legal Group; teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Va.; former head of the trial section at Willcox & Savage in Norfolk, Va.; and president of FamilyNet television, Singer teaches Faith, Ethics and the Practice of Law at Regent. He has authored nine legal thrillers. His first novel, Directed Verdict, published in 2002, won the Christy Award for the best Christian suspense novel that year. His 2008 release, By Reason of Insanity, was a finalist for the same award.


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Pre-Law Summit July 24-26, 2014 | Regent University Full Conference Cost $160 includes meals and conference materials

Accommodations Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodations. We recommend The Founders Inn and Spa located adjacent to Regent University which is offering a special rate of $109/night to Pre-Law Summit guests. The Founders Inn and Spa provides guests the intimate hospitality of a country inn, outstanding recreational amenities and technologically superior conference space. Guests enjoy a luxurious atmosphere in a relaxing setting. foundersinn.com

Guest Meal Plan $100

Inquiries Joyce Reddinger | Summit Planner 757.352.4584 | 877.267.5072 jreddinger@regent.edu

regent.edu/prelaw


Schedule of Events | Pre-Law Summit THURSDAY, JULY 24 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Founders Inn Lobby

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Dinner Bradley Jacob, Professor & Summit Coordinator Jeffrey A. Brauch, Dean, Regent University School of Law

Founders Inn James Madison Room

Keynote Speaker William D. Henderson, Professor and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow Indiana University – Bloomington

FRIDAY, JULY 25 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Devotions (optional) L. O. Natt Gantt II, Professor & Director of Academic Success and Advising, Regent University School of Law

Founders Inn Hunt Room

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Session I: Calling and the Legal Profession Integration of Faith and Law for Pre-Law Advisors

Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Morning Break

Robertson Hall Hospitality Room

10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Session II: Current Crisis in Legal Employment How to Advise Pre-Law Students in This Challenging Employment Market

Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Remarks Jeffrey A. Brauch, Dean, Regent University School of Law

Library Balcony

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Session III: How to Finance Legal Education What are Some Options?

Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom

3:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Robertson Hall Hospitality Room

3:50 - 5:20 p.m.

Session IV: What Can You Do With a J.D.? Career and Ministry Options, Domestic and Global

Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner & Banquet Address Randy Singer, Director Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

Founders Inn James Madison Room

SATURDAY, JULY 26 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Brunch Plenary Discussion: Next Steps

Schedule subject to change.

Founders Inn Hunt Room


Regent University School of Law

Our innovative programs, accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), are taught by a distinguished faculty that is ranked among the top 10 in the nation by the Princeton Review. From our holistic Integrated Lawyer Training program to clinical opportunities, externships, and academic centers, our students have the advantage of experiencing hands-on legal work while pursuing their legal studies. Regent Law’s competition teams have been particularly successfully, with over 67 international competition wins and awards, including finishing among the top 2 at the 2013 Oxford University Moot Court competition. Regent Law alumni secure jobs in private practice, judicial clerkships, government and corporate positions and public service organizations. 83 percent of the class of 2013 was employed within nine months of graduation, with 82 percent of those jobs requiring the J.D. Regent offers a rigorous legal education within the context of a Biblical worldview—recognizing that the legal profession is a call to high service. Regent’s campus is a true academic community where students from diverse backgrounds come together, united by their legal calling and desire to make a lasting difference. This is one reason the Princeton Review has recognized Regent Law as a Top 10 for “Best Quality of Life.”

1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 The American Bar Association (ABA) fully approves the School of Law. The Council of the Section of Legal Accreditation and Admissions to the Bar, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312.988.6738. Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University. Regent University admits students without discrimination on the basis of race, color, disability, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. LAW140074


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