Professor Brad Jacob is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and has been an associate professor at Regent University School of Law since 2001. His teaching expertise includes Constitutional Law, Foundations of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations. Before coming to Regent, Jacob served as:
· Founding Provost and Dean of Patrick Henry College (1998-2000);
· Executive Director/CEO of the Christian Legal Society (1991-93);
· Associate Dean of the proposed School of Law at Geneva College (1993-98);
· A Staff Attorney in the Center for Law & Religious Freedom (1988‑91); and
· Director of a Justice Fellowship think-tank at Prison Fellowship Ministries (2000-01).
Jacob began his career as an attorney in Baltimore with the major international law firm now known as DLA Piper, and has authored numerous scholarly articles, including those noted below.
Jacob has been married since 1983 and is the homeschooling father of eight children. He is interviewed in print and broadcast media around the country on a regular basis, and serves as a frequent guest on:
· Newswatch on the Christian Broadcasting Network,
· Macrini’s Morning News Team on WNIS-AM in Hampton Roads,
· Let’s Talk with Mark Elfstrand on 1160 Hope in Chicago, and
· The Steve Batton Show on WKQA Freedom 1110 in Norfolk.
Journal Articles and Notes:
"Living Out My Calling," Journal of Christian Legal Thought, (2015).
"Eight Men Out - Make That Nine Regent," Journal of Law & Public Policy, (2012).
"The Bible and the Constitution," Trinity Law Review, (2011).
"Griswold and the Defense Traditional Marriage," 83 N.D. Law Review, 1199, (2007).
"Will the Real Constitutional Originalist Please Stand Up?" 40 Creighton Law Review 595 (2007).
"Back to Basics: Constitutional Meaning and 'Tradition,'" 39 Texas Tech Law Review 261 (2007).
"Free Exercise in the 'Lobbying Nineties,'" 84 Nebraska Law Review 795 (2006).
"Public Schools' Pyrrhic Victories Over Parents' Rights," (co-authored with Michael P. Farris), Richmond Journal of Law & Public Interest, (Fall 1998).
Distinguished Professor of Law
Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice