Professor Tessa L. Dysart received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Willamette University in 2001, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005. She taught as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law in 2011 before joining the faculty in 2012. Her practice experience before coming to Regent includes working at the American Center for Law & Justice, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy, and clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She currently teaches Appellate Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Christian Foundations of the Law, and Legislation.