Former Attorney General
John Ashcroft

Former Attorney General John AshcroftYou may already know that former Attorney General John Ashcroft is a Professor at Regent University's School of Law and School of Government. What you may not know is that he also takes an extremely active role in the lives of Regent Law students, both as a community leader and devoted friend.

"Personally interacting with great men of our age such as General Ashcroft is truly what a university education is all about," says Regent Law alumnus Joshua Bachman. "Regent University answers that call."

President Bush nominated Ashcroft as Attorney General in 2002, citing him as a "man of great integrity, a man of great judgment, and a man who knows the law." As Attorney General, Ashcroft led the U.S. law enforcement community through the challenging and transformational period following the attacks on the White House, Pentagon, and World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Today, Ashcroft serves as chairman of The Ashcroft Group, LLC, providing confidential strategic consulting and crisis counseling to major international corporations.

In addition to teaching a course on civil liberties and national security for Regent University's International Law & Human Rights program held in Strasbourg, France, Ashcroft finds time for social activities with Regent students and faculty, including his annual beach house ice cream social.