Bradley P. Jacob, J.D.

Associate Professor

      Bradley P. Jacob

Selected Publications

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JD, University of Chicago Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Delaware

  • Associate Professor, Regent University School of Law, 2001-present
  • Executive Director, Justice Fellowship Policy Institute, Prison Fellowship Ministries, 2000-01
  • Provost and Dean, Patrick Henry College, 1998-2000
  • Assistant Professor of Business and Pre-Law Studies, Associate Dean of the proposed School of Law, and Operations Director of the Center for Law & Public Policy, Geneva College, 1993-98
  • Executive Director/CEO, Christian Legal Society, 1991-93
  • Director of Membership Ministries and General Counsel, Christian Legal Society, 1989-91
  • Staff Attorney, Center for Law & Religious Freedom, 1988-89
  • Associate, DLA Piper, Baltimore, MD, 1983-88
  • Admitted to practice: Maryland, Pennsylvania (inactive), District of Columbia (inactive), United States Supreme Court
  • Founder/Administrator, Law Professors' Christian Fellowship, 1994-98
  • Board of Directors, National Association of Evangelicals, 1996-98
  • Board of Directors, Christian Educators Association International, 1996-98
  • Resource Scholar, Evangelicals for Social Action, Crossroads program, 1993-98
  • Managing Editor, Religious Freedom Reporter, Volume VIII, 1988-1989


Professor Jacob has been a law professor at Regent University since January 2001. Prior to coming to Regent, his career began in a big-firm law practice and included years as a religious liberty lawyer, in Christian ministry leadership, and in Christian higher education. 

Most of his teaching and scholarship is in the area of constitutional law. His published articles include "Griswold and the Defense of Traditional Marriage,” in the North Dakota Law Review; “Will the Real Constitutional Originalist Please Stand Up?,” in the Creighton Law Review; “Back to Basics: Constitutional Meaning and ‘Tradition,’” in the Texas Tech Law Review; and “Free Exercise in the ‘Lobbying Nineties,’” in the Nebraska Law Review.


Constitutional Law, Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations, Christian Foundations of Law, Professional Skills Practicum

Selected Publications

Journal Articles and Notes

Griswold and the Defense Traditional Marriage, 83 N.D. L. Rev. 1199 (2007).

Will the Real Constitutional Originalist Please Stand Up?, 40 Creighton L. Rev. 595 (2007).

Back to Basics: Constitutional Meaning and "Tradition," 39 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 261 (2007).

Free Exercise in the "Lobbying Nineties," 84 Neb. L. Rev. 795 (2006).

Public Schools' Pyrrhic Victories Over Parents' Rights (co-authored with Michael P. Farris), Rich. J. of L. & Pub. Interest, Fall 1998 (link).


Professor Jacob discusses the difference between “excellence” and “prestige” and what it means to learn the law from a faculty who love to teach and are committed to students’ success.