Executive Director, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights & the Rule of Law
Professor Jeff Brauch joined the Regent Law faculty in 1994. From 1999-2000, he served as the school's interim dean, and as dean from 2000-2015. Brauch has taught Christian Foundations of Law, International Human Rights, Civil Liberties and National Security, Civil Procedure, Negotiations, International Criminal Law and other courses.
He helped create the law school's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, and he has served as director of Regent's Summer Program in International Law and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Prior to teaching, Brauch served as a law clerk for Justice William Callow of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and then worked five years as an associate with Milwaukee law firm Quarles & Brady, where he specialized in commercial litigation.
He and his wife have four children and lead the college and career ministry at New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, where he is an elder. Brauch loves the music of Beethoven, European History and the Green Bay Packers - not necessarily in that order.
1998-99 Chancellor's Award (Regent University Outstanding Professor of the Year)
1998-99 1L Professor of Year
2014-15 2L/3L Professor of Year
1996-97 Christian Legal Society Law Student Ministries Award
2009 Champion for Justice, Justice Calls
2013 Law Student Ministries Award
Books and Monographs:
"From Crisis to Innovation," 22 Education & Practice 1 (Spring 2014)
A Higher Law, Readings on the Influence of Christian Thought in Anglo-American Law, 2d ed. (William S. Hein & Co., August 2008).
Is Higher Law Common Law? A Higher Law, Readings on the Influence of Christian Thought in Anglo-American Law, (William S. Hein & Co., August 1999).
Chapter 10 supplement to The Attorney's Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (L. Kaster and K. Ripple, eds. 1987 and Supp. 1993).
Journal Articles and Notes:
"Human Rights Protections in the Post-9/11 World." 31 Quinnipiac Law Review 339 (2013).
"Abraham Kuyper's Calvinism and Politics." 1 Journal of Christian Legal Thought 1 (Spring 2011).
"Shaping the Next Generation of Lawyers: A Call to the Christian Legal Community." 7 The Christian Lawyer 36 (Winter 2011).
"Faith-Based Law Schools and an Apprenticeship in Professional Identity." 42 The University of Toledo Law Review 3 (Spring 2011).
"Leroy Hassell the Teacher." 19 Education & Practice 2 (Spring 2011).
'Own Your Career': Career Planning in a Challenging Market." 27 Education & Practice 1 (Spring 2009).
"The Dangerous Search for an Elusive Consensus: What the Supreme Court Should Learn from the European Court of Human Rights." 52 Howard Law Review 277 (Winter 2009).
"The Law School Special Event: Lessons Learned in Our 20th Year." 38 Toledo Law Review 101 (2007).
"What Every Lawyer Should Know About International Law." Wisconsin Lawyer 12 (December 2005).
"The Margin of Appreciation and the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights: Threat to the Rule of Law." 11 Columbia Journal of European Law 113 (2005.)
"The Dean and Family Life." 36 Toledo Law Review 11 (2004).
"The Student-Faculty Retreat." 35 Toledo Law Review 23 (2003).
"Why a Journal of International Law at Regent University? 1 Regent Journal of International Law 1 (2003).
"Why I Must Teach." 34 Toledo Law Review 23 (2002).
"Faith, Learning and Justice in Alan Dershowitz's, The Genesis of Justice: Toward a Proper Understanding of the Relationship Between the Bible and Modern Justice" (co-authored with Robert Woods), 36 Valparaiso Law Review 1 (2001).
"It Sounded Great in the Glossy Brochure...So Where Is It? Carrying Out the Mission at a Mission Driven School." 33 Toledo Law Review 1 (2001).
Foreign Summer Programs:
"More Than A Summer Vacation." 10 Education & Practice 6 (2001).
"ERISA at 25--and its Most Persistent Problem." 48 Kansas Law Review 285 (2000).
"John Winthrop: Lawyer as Model of Christian Charity." 11 Regent Law Review 343 (1999).
"The Federal Common Law of ERISA." 21 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 541 (1998).
"Municipal Activism v Federal Law: Why ERISA preempts San Francisco-Style Domestic Partner Ordinances." 28 Seton Hall Law Review 925 (1998).
"The Danger of Ignoring Plain Meaning: Individual Relief for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Under ERISA." 41 Wayne Law Review 1233 (1995).
"Health Care Providers Meet ERISA: Are Provider Claims for Misrepresentation of Coverage Pre-empted?" 20 Pepperdine Law Review 497 (1993).
Distinguished Professor of Law
Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice