June 11, 2007

Liberty University School of Law Students Enjoy Supreme Day in the Nation's Capital


Liberty University School of Law students were recently in the Nation's Capital where they enjoyed a jammed-packed day that included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, a tour of the Court and the Capitol building, and a reception at the Supreme Court with Chief Justice John Roberts.

The law students attending the events are participating in either Liberty Counsel's summer externship program or the summer Constitutional Law Clinic, which is a clinical program offered by the School of Law and Liberty Counsel. Accompanying the students and organizing the trip were Mathew Staver, Dean of the School of Law and Founder of Liberty Counsel, Anita Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, Rena Lindevaldsen, Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law, Erik Stanley, Chief Counsel of Liberty Counsel and David Corry, Senior Litigation Counsel of Liberty Counsel.

See a photo of the group with Justice Roberts on our web site.

The law students had the rare opportunity to attend one of the final sessions of the High Court's Term in which all nine Justices were seated for the oral delivery of five cases. Three of the five cases delivered by the Court dealt with student speech in public schools, a challenge against President Bush's faith-based initiatives (which the Court turned away), and a free speech challenge to the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law (in which the Court sided with Wisconsin Right to Life's issue ads against the speech-restrictive law).

The students then attended a lecture by the Clerk of the Court and took a special guided tour where they saw sections of the Court not accessible to the general public. The day continued with a tour of the Capitol building and was capped off with a private reception in the East Room of the Supreme Court with Chief Justice John Roberts.

Commenting on her experience, third-year law student Jana Carter said: "It is such a blessing and a true gift to be afforded the many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that Liberty Counsel gives us each summer. I will never forget the excitement of walking into the Supreme Court and thinking it couldn't get any better, and then the Justices walked in, and I realized it just got better. Liberty Counsel has provided me with amazing opportunities two summers now and these are experiences that I know I wouldn't be able to have anywhere else during law school. Thank you so much for helping to fulfill lifetime goals and for constantly providing us with opportunities of a lifetime."

You can learn more about how to attend or support this unique law school at www.law.liberty.edu.

Eternal Vigilance Makes "100 Best Books" List

In the June 30, 2007 issue of World Magazine, Marvin Olasky lists Eternal Vigilance: Knowing and Protecting Your Religious Freedom as one of the 100 best books he has read during the past seven years. In the magazine's cover story entitled 7 Fat Years: A wealth of treadmill books, 400 to be almost exact, boiled down to an all-time favorite 100, Olasky says that he chose the top 100 books from more than 400 of the best books he has cited in World Magazine.

You can obtain your own copy of the informative 572-page Eternal Vigilance by Mathew Staver when you call 800-671-1776 or order online in our secure webstore at www.LC.org.

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