Mechanicsville, VA â€“ Virginia Commonwealth Universityâ€™s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs has offered Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) a position as an adjunct faculty member beginning in the Fall 2006 semester.
Peace will teach Introduction to Legal Studies, a course that will provide students with an overview of the American legal system. Various course topics will be covered including processes and terminologies of the American legal system as well as the historical and philosophical bases of law. Students will examine the role of law in the functioning of both the criminal and civil justice systems.
â€œI believe that it will be a great benefit to students to have an association with an individual in their government. I hope to foster their desire to get involved in local and state decision-making processes, to know when and where they can effect a change, and an understanding of their role in the judicial systemâ€ stated Peace.
Delegate Peace is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., English, 1998) and the University of Richmond (J.D., 2002). He also is a graduate fellow of Leadership Metro Richmond 2005 and University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, as well as recently being named to the "Top 40 Under 40" by Style Weekly magazine.
As a strong supporter of higher education, Peace voted for numerous bills during the 2006 session including one that requires the governing boards of public institutions of higher education to implement policies, procedures, and guidelines that encourage efforts to minimize the cost of textbooks for students at colleges and universities.
Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates on January 24, 2006 in a Special Election in which Peace won 4 of 7 counties and 65% of the Districtâ€™s precincts. As the representative for the 97th District, Delegate Peace serves parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County. Peace now sits on the prominent House Courts of Justice, Health Welfare and Institutions, and Science and Technology Committees.