Regent University Law Review seeks to present academically excellent scholarship on relevant issues facing the legal community today from the perspective of a historic Christian worldview. It is committed to a jurisprudence based upon a Higher Law–that is, law based upon the Law of God– yet remains open to publishing opposing viewpoints in certain contexts. It is the goal of the Law Review to provide a forum for scholarship that applies this perspective to our current legal system and that edifies the practicing bar.

Established in 1991, the Law Review is published by Regent University’s School of Law. Since then, student editors and staff members, chosen on the basis of academic achievement and writing ability, have gained valuable experience by writing and editing the Law Review under the guidance of the law faculty.

Past contributors include United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, Judge Edith H. Jones, Attorney General Edwin Meese III, Robert P. George, George Allen, Charles W. Colson, Charles E. Rice, Phillip E. Johnson, David Barton, Nancy R. Pearcey, Professor Lyman Johnson, and James Bopp.

Soli Deo Gloria.


2018/2019 Regent University Law Review Board of Editors


Executive Board Members


Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

William M. Palmer

William M. Palmer is the Editor-in Chief (EIC) of the Regent University Law Review. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Studies from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. His legal experience includes an apprenticeship with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Virginia Beach and judicial internships with the United State Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and Chief Judge Glen A. Huff of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

In William’s third year, he will also be a member of the Black Law Student’s Association and will participate in the James Kent Inn of Court. After graduation, Will has accepted a clerkship with the Norfolk Circuit Court. He is excited for the opportunity to lead the Regent University Law Review in presenting academically excellent scholarship from a Christian worldview.



Executive Editor (EE)

Molly Banas

Molly grew up in "the great state of Texas." Molly had quite the education experience, as she attended public school, private school, and was home schooled. In fact, Molly attended 4 different high schools. She believes her education experience forced her to become quite the extrovert. At age 16, Molly was selected to attend the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which required her to move away from her family and into a college dorm. That experience helped Molly narrow her career focus to anything but Math and Science. After graduating from high school, she attended Austin College (the oldest college in Texas, but no, it's not in Austin), where she studied International Relations, Religion, and Asian Studies. Molly completed her degree in a short 2.5 years and went to work for Representative Ken Paxton as a Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute fellow. When the legislative session ended, Molly moved from Austin to Dallas and began work as a legal assistant for a large debt collection firm. From there she was recruited to work as a paralegal for a large firm in Dallas, where she managed large dockets, class action lawsuits, and traveled for large document  reviews. After working for a "big firm" for two years, Molly received a phone call from her former boss in which he asked her to work for him again. Molly took the job and joined a small firm in Dallas that specialized in debt collection defense and trial work. After four years, the Lord began stirring Molly's heart for another change which eventually lead her to take the LSAT and apply to Regent University Law School. At Regent, Molly has developed a deep love for the law, especially criminal defense work. Molly trusts that the Lord will continue to direct her next steps as she pursues His will in her life.  


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Rebecca M. Garcia Managing Editor

Daniel Stephens:   Managing Editor

Michael B. Sylvester: Articles Editor

Brandan M. Goodwin:          Online Editor

Jordan C. Heath: Notes and Comments Edito

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 Kambria Lannetti   Lead Articles Editor

Ariel H. Bryant Senior Editor

Sarah Nelson: Symposium Editor


Staff Editors


Julianne Fleischer

Hannah Fruh

Courtney Hitchcock

Sean Hollowwa

Corrie Lee

Robert McFadden


Charlie Morrison

Maricris Real-Prendingue

Hans Schalembier

Tifani Silveria

Benjamin Snodgrass

Emily Strak