Uganda Study Abroad Program Faculty

Professor Craig A. Stern

Professor Craig A. Stern is a Professor at Regent University School of Law and the Executive Director of the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law.  He began as an adjunct with Regent in 1988, became an Assistant Professor in 1990, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Professor in 2001.  Prof. Stern received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. cum laude from Yale University.  His teaching and research interests include:  Human Rights, Federal Courts, Conflict of Laws, Jurisprudence, Legal History, and Criminal Law.  He has directed the School of Law International Law and Human Rights Summer Program in Strasbourg.

Prof. Stern was admitted to the bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia.  From 1978-81 he worked as an Associate Attorney for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman.  From 1980-81 he served as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Legal and Administrative Agencies Group, Office of President-elect Ronald Reagan.  From 1981-83 he worked as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.   From 1983-85 he served as the Associate Editor of BENCHMARK for the Center for Judicial Studies in Washington, D.C. and Cumberland, Virginia.  In 1985, he worked as Special Counsel and Director of Publications for the Constitutional Law Center.  From 1989-90 he was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk.

Prof. Stern has published two monographs and many law review articles.  Three articles on human rights and the rule of law can be found here:

He has been awarded both the Regent University Faculty Award for Excellence and the School of Law Professor of the Year Award.

Prof. Stern will serve as the Program Director for the Uganda Study Abroad Program and will teach Introduction to Human Rights in Africa.  Students will have personal access to Prof. Stern on a daily basis throughout the program, including by phone and by e-mail, and he will be on-site for the duration.

Professor David Brian Dennison

Professor David Brian Dennison is a Lecturer and the Coordinator of Clinical Legal Education at Uganda Christian University.  He joined the Faculty of Law at UCU in 2008.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude, in 1998.  He earned his M.B.A., with a specialization in Corporate Finance from the University of Georgia in 1995 and his B.A. (general honors) in 1994, also from the University of Georgia. 

Before joining the faculty of UCU, Prof. Dennison was a partner at Bouhan, Williams, & Levy, LLP in Savannah, Georgia.  He worked as a litigation attorney at the firm from 1999-2008, trying both criminal and civil trials and has experience in Commercial Litigation and Education Law.  A member of the Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida bars, he was selected in the annual listing of the “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2007. 

Prof. Dennison’s teaching and research interests include Law and Political Thought in Africa, Jurisprudence, Clinical Legal Education, Moot Court Program, and Integrity in Law Student Law Journal.  He has served as the faculty advisor and coach for the Moot Court Program and Integrity in Law Student Law Journal.  He is the founder of the Streams of Justice Community Legal Empowerment Initiative.  In 2011, he was the recipient of the Uganda Christian University’s Award for Excellence for the Faculty of Law.  Additionally, he is the Textbook Editor and Course Designer for the Legal Ethics in Uganda Course and has published and presented scholarly papers addressing various issues and challenges in the Ugandan legal context. 

Prof. Dennison will teach The East African Legal Environment: A Comparative Introduction. Prof. Dennison will also serve as the on-site program coordinator and be available to students for the duration of the program.