Spotlight on Kyle Carter, 2L

Kyle Carter, 2L
Q. Where are you from?
A. Dallas, Texas.

Q. What does becoming a lawyer mean to you?
A. Becoming a lawyer means that I’ll have a slightly better education. With greater privilege comes a greater responsibility to leverage what I know and a greater responsibility to work towards fulfilling my calling to walk with Christ no matter the field of law I end up in.

Q. What do you wish you knew before you started law school?
A. I actually did a lot of asking around to attorney friends of mine to get an idea about the rigors during law school and then the after law school options. While they were not able to tell me directly about Regent they all gave a pretty clear picture of what law school was like. However, knowing ahead of time how nice people were going to be at Regent would have been good to know. I was expecting shark school, which is just not the case at Regent Law.

Q. What surprised you most about Regent?
A. While I can't say that it surprised me, the faculty truly have a heart for their students, their study of the law and their students’ continual development as people.

Q. How is law school different from your college experience?
A. Law school makes you “Man-Up” and forces you to stop sitting on your haunches academically or civically. While a fair number of people get to law school just on their intellect, the rigors of law school allow you the opportunity to become more responsible for your own business and your education. Law school is unique in the fact that the academic environment of having a singular final at the end of the term models real life, when everything you learned will be on the line for a single case.

Q. What is your favorite class so far and why?
A. Property Law. As a 1L, no one gets to pick classes but I don’t know that I would have made any changes to my schedule either. Property covers everything that is important practically about how to keep your stuff (money, objects or real estate). While it is challenging to understand the convolution that is modern day property law (both personal and real property) the daily application of the knowledge makes it a fascinating subject.

Q. What kind of law do you hope to practice after graduation?
A. Commercial transactional law, Contractual drafting and Negotiations, Business Formation, Human Trafficking and Child Slavery, or International Focused Advocacy.

Q. How would you describe the group of your closest friends found here at Regent?
A. In the class of 2014, I have found every individual to be an amazing person well worth getting to know, mostly because they are some strange folks (myself included) coming from all types of perspectives and walks of life to each pursue law to further their passions.

Q. How do you prefer to study?
A. I study in the mornings the best; the earlier the better. I love going over the information in groups (including men and women) because I think it gives the subject a lot more life to hear the same information amalgamated by different folks and then regenerated in a group discussion to a particular fact pattern.

Q. What is your favorite book of all time and why?
A. The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein contains deep philosophical perspectives about life which remained a mystery to Zeno and Locke.

Q. What is your favorite Bible verse?
A. Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” The gospel will save people and sometimes the best thing we can do is to get out of the way and point to Christ. When you are not ashamed of the gospel your behavior exhibits the boldness that Christ empowers each believer with in order to bring glory to His name.

Q. If you could meet with anyone alive or dead, who would it be and why?
A. The next person that needs to hear about the gospel with whom God has specifically positioned me to reach their heart.

Q. If you could have lunch with any faculty member or administrator at Regent who would it be and why?
A. Mrs. Carol Dick. She has great stories of the things she has seen in her years of service at Regent Law.

Q. If you had an entire weekend available, what would you do in the Hampton Roads area?
A. Friday night I am having a double quarter pounder burger (not on the menu, you have to know to ask for it) at Monks Grill in Creeds. Saturday morning an early breakfast at the Broken Egg Bistro followed up by a day of scuba diving and kite boarding. Sunday morning worship at Sovereign Grace Church and lunch with my family at the house in order to gear up for spending Sunday afternoon with friends playing games or catching up.

Q. Is there anything else you would like your peers or future law students to learn about you?
A. Only get serious when you have to, otherwise enjoy fully the life with which God has blessed you.

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