Jeffrey A. Brauch, JD

Director, LL.M. Programs

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).



  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • James Kent American Inn of Court

  • American Bar Association

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association

  • Christian Legal Society

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Meet Our Faculty

John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law and Government

James M. Boland, JD

Associate Professor

Director, Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

757.352.4632 jboland@regent.edu
Bruce N. Cameron, JD

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

757.352.4522 bcameron@regent.edu
Douglas H. Cook, JD

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs


757.352.4331 dougcoo@regent.edu
Natt Gantt II, JD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform


757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Harry G. Hutchison, J.D., PGCE

Distinguished Professor

Janis L. Kirkland, JD

Director, M.A. Wealth Management & Financial Planning Concentration

Acting & Assistant Director, JD Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

757.352.4335 lynnkoh@regent.edu
Benjamin V. Madison, III, JD

Director, Center for Advocacy

Director, Bar Passage Initiatives; Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform


757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William "Bill" Magee, JD, MSLS

Law Library Assistant Director for Public Services

Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
James E. Murphy, JD

Director, M.A. in Law Program

Manager, Business Affairs


757.352.4724 jamemur@regent.edu
Michael P. Schutt, JD

Associate Professor

Global Recruiter

Jay Sekulow, J.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Law

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Randy Singer, JD


Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

757.352.4554 rsinger@regent.edu
Craig A. Stern, JD

Director, Honors Program


757.352.4080 craiste@regent.edu
Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, JD

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
Ernie Walton, JD

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Academic & Administrative Director, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Rule of Law


757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Patricia L. West, JD

Associate Dean of Career & Alumni Services

Distinguished Professor

757.352.4040 pwest@regent.edu
Gloria Whittico, JD

Director, Academic Success Program

Associate Professor

757.352.4852 gwhittico@regent.edu