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16. Scary Newsweek Story - Falwell Law Grads Churning Out Future Judges
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Falwell and the religious right figure that if they can raise a generation that knows how to argue, they can stem the tide of sin in the country. Seventy-five percent of Liberty's debaters go on to be lawyers with an eye toward transforming society. "I think I can make an impact in the field of law on abortion and gay rights, to get back to Americans' godly heritage," says freshman debater Cole Bender.

Conservative Christian leaders would like to have a cadre of conservative Christian attorneys, who then become judges, politicians and political appointees." At Patrick Henry College, an evangelical school outside Washington, D.C.where 30 percent of the student body engages in some form of debatethe president is so committed to producing leaders that he's also the moot-court coach. Baptist Cedarville University in Ohio just tripled its budget for debate scholarships. Falwell's school, in Lynchburg, Va., pours a half million dollars into the debate program every year, with the goal of eventually flooding the system with "thousands" of conservative Christian lawyers. "We are training debaters who can perform a salt ministry, meaning becoming the conscience of the culture," says Falwell, who is also hoping the team will elevate the humble academic reputation of Liberty itself. "So while we have the preaching of the Gospel on the one sidecertainly a prioritywe have the confronting of the culture on moral default on the other side."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11078887/site/newsweek/
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  -Falwell's "Christian Law school" gets accredation pstokely  Feb-16-06 08:31 PM   #0 
  - Sh*t.  Che_Nuevara   Feb-16-06 08:33 PM   #1 
  - Why should a madrasa be able to be accredated?  baldguy   Feb-16-06 08:34 PM   #2 
  - Western Taliban University, open for business! n/t  Hobarticus   Feb-17-06 12:43 PM   #18 
  - Oh God, I can just imagine what they teach there!  napi21   Feb-16-06 08:36 PM   #3 
  - Buy Al Franken's "Lies" book  FreedomAngel82   Feb-17-06 12:39 PM   #14 
  - God help us all!  mom cat   Feb-16-06 08:43 PM   #4 
  - ever seen the rules there?  pstokely   Feb-16-06 08:45 PM   #5 
  - Oh! Jesus!!!!  rurallib   Feb-16-06 08:55 PM   #6 
  - Don't lawyers still need to pass the bar before they can practice?  NoPasaran   Feb-17-06 12:28 PM   #7 
  - yes and that is where the true test will be...  bleedingheart   Feb-17-06 12:29 PM   #8 
  - Is being an atheist a requirement for passing the bar? NT  Silverhair   Feb-17-06 01:28 PM   #38 
     - Not sure where you're going with this n/t  NoPasaran   Feb-17-06 01:33 PM   #39 
     - You seem to be implying that because the school is religious, then...  Silverhair   Feb-17-06 01:35 PM   #41 
        - No, that's not what I meant  NoPasaran   Feb-17-06 01:45 PM   #43 
           - Bar exam stats for Regent (Robertson's law school)...  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 01:54 PM   #44 
           - And it will  Marie26   Feb-17-06 01:55 PM   #45 
     - are there any states that ban atheists from the bar?  pstokely   Feb-17-06 02:15 PM   #47 
  - The serious, big-time law firms LOL at this law school.  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 12:33 PM   #9 
  - Nah, they'll be working for the White House  MountainLaurel   Feb-17-06 12:34 PM   #10 
  - Cool! Incompetent lawyers defending real criminals...  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 12:37 PM   #12 
     - Not when they're appointed to the courts. nt  smartvoter   Feb-17-06 12:42 PM   #17 
        - Bwahahahaha. Imagine the confirmation hearings on a "Liberty" grad?  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 12:44 PM   #21 
  - You might be surprised  Marie26   Feb-17-06 12:55 PM   #27 
     - No they wouldn't. They need the best ivy league lawyers to defend them.  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 12:59 PM   #28 
        - For sure  Marie26   Feb-17-06 01:01 PM   #30 
           - Maybe, big fish in a Fundy-centric pond. In the real world, they aren't.  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 01:07 PM   #32 
              - Maybe, but they're big players too.  Marie26   Feb-17-06 01:26 PM   #37 
                 - The old money families will never let them take over the "network"  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 01:34 PM   #40 
                    - Maybe so  Marie26   Feb-17-06 01:44 PM   #42 
  - well heck, that's the second in Virginia  northzax   Feb-17-06 12:35 PM   #11 
  - I'm not sure how I feel about this...  Katherine Brengle   Feb-17-06 12:38 PM   #13 
  - Right  FreedomAngel82   Feb-17-06 12:47 PM   #22 
     - Seriously--look at Boston College or any of the other "Christian" schools-  Katherine Brengle   Feb-17-06 01:04 PM   #31 
  - Oh, Goody! A fresh new roster for Judicial Appointments!  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-17-06 12:40 PM   #15 
  - Scary Newsweek Story - Falwell Law Grads Churning Out Future Judges  otohara   Feb-17-06 12:42 PM   #16 
  - This is the logical next step == appointments. nt  smartvoter   Feb-17-06 12:43 PM   #19 
  - Just me wondering but  FreedomAngel82   Feb-17-06 12:48 PM   #23 
  - "humble academic reputation of Liberty itself"...Their reputation is crap  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 12:51 PM   #24 
  - What is this world coming too?  Xenotime   Feb-17-06 12:43 PM   #20 
  - Question: What about Pat Robertson's law school at Regent?  DesertedRose   Feb-17-06 12:53 PM   #25 
  - Regent is accredited nt  Marie26   Feb-17-06 12:59 PM   #29 
  - Yes. It has been accreditated since 1996  Freddie Stubbs   Feb-17-06 01:10 PM   #35 
     - And Regent is a proud #173 out of a list of 173...  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 01:56 PM   #46 
        - Perhaps they will edge out Liberty U. next year  Freddie Stubbs   Feb-17-06 03:00 PM   #48 
  - the only time constitutional law and a christian worldview should cross  nemo137   Feb-17-06 12:55 PM   #26 
  - Amendments that have been repealed according to LU  Texacrat   Feb-17-06 01:08 PM   #33 
  - Amendments that have been repealed according to LU  Texacrat   Feb-17-06 01:09 PM   #34 
  - Hope those are the answers they give on their BAR exams. nt  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 01:23 PM   #36 
  - Kick  BurgherHoldtheLies   Feb-17-06 07:03 PM   #49 
 

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