Although Lynchburg’s Liberty University has grabbed plenty of headlines in recent years, Virginia Beach-based Regent University can more than hold its own as a politically influential private Christian institution. Founded and still run by the 92-year-old televangelist and culture warrior M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Regent now has 11,000 students, 80% of whom are enrolled online. The
Tara Casey University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond Title: Professor of law, legal practice Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Virginia; law degree, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Spouse: Dr. Alan W. Dow III Children: Sylvie and Ezra Dow Recently read book: “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of
Morse Hyun-Myung Tan will assume the role on Jan. 1
Morse Hyun-Myung Tan will be the new dean of Liberty University School of Law beginning Jan. 1, the school announced Tuesday. Tan was most recently the ambassador at large for the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice, where he oversaw the indictment, sanctioning, capture and/or conviction of war criminals in Sri Lanka, Rwanda,
FARHAD AGHDAMI MANAGING PARTNER, RICHMOND OFFICE, WILLIAMS MULLEN, RICHMOND In his 22-year career with Williams Mullen, the state’s third-largest law firm, Aghdami has focused on high-net-worth individuals and families, middle-market business owners, institutional fiduciaries and charitable entities. An expert in wealth transfer tax and business succession, he has published numerous articles on private-wealth law. He
Law firms focus on inclusion in recruitment and retention
Like many industries, law firms are taking a fresh look at hiring and retaining a new generation of employees who better reflect the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of today’s society at large. This move toward diversity and inclusion has been more pronounced since The Coca-Cola Co. announced in January a new policy mandating that
Tiffany Mickel is first Black person to hold position in publication's 108-year history
The University of Virginia School of Law announced Tuesday that second-year student Tiffany Mickel has been named as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. She is the first Black person to hold the position in the publication’s 108-year history. As editor-in-chief, she hopes to diversify authorship of law review content and expand the publication’s online
A. Benjamin Spencer will leave U.Va. to lead nation's oldest law school
The William & Mary Law School announced Monday that A. Benjamin Spencer will become its next dean, effective July 1. Spencer will also serve as a Chancellor Professor of Law. Spencer succeeds Davison M. Douglas, who has served as dean for more than 10 years. Douglas will return to the school’s faculty after Spencer takes
U.Va. law student was initially told she was in academic violation after her unit was activated by N.Y. governor.
3 p.m. update: According to a letter posted on Virginia Law Weekly, U.Va. School of Law’s Academic Review Committee has granted student Frannie Skardon an exception, allowing her to remain a full-time student while serving in the Army National Guard. Her unit has been called up to assist in the COVID-19 emergency in New York City.