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The John Brabner-Smith Collections

John Brabner-Smith, Wall Street and Washington, DC attorney, prosecutor of Al Capone, Law Professor and founding Dean of the International School of Law, was a brilliant scholar and expositor of Christian Jurisprudence and Natural Law. His firm commitment to these foundational principles led to his decision in 1993 to give two precious collections to the Regent University Law Library. We are honored to preserve and make available these two rich collections which bear his name.

The John Brabner-Smith Library consists of books on the foundations of our nation that was created under the "laws of nature and of nature’s God," jurisprudence, history, and science. These books were donated to Regent University School of Law without restriction, and are maintained as special collection in the Law Library.

This very special collection is currently on display near the Law Library entrance. Books in the Collection may be used in the Law Library and, for those with borrowing privileges at the Regent University Law Library, may be checked-out for normal loan periods.

The John Brabner-Smith Professional Papers consists of professional papers, correspondence and archives collected by John Brabner-Smith throughout his career. This is a research collection, and will be made available only to attorneys, students, scholars and other persons doing serious research on jurisprudence and the Judeo-Christian foundation of the United States of America.

The Professional Papers are topically organized and maintained in a reserve cabinet in the Special Collections Room. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, these materials will be made available only to attorneys, students, scholars and other persons doing serious research on jurisprudence and the Judeo-Christian foundation of the United States of America. Those wishing to access the Professional Papers of John Brabner-Smith should contact the Law Library Director, Margaret Christiansen, at (757) 352-4463 or margchr@regent.edu.

 
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