Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, JD

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Lecturer


Assistant Dean Kimberly Van Essendelft received her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Raymond A. Jackson, the Hon. Tommy E. Miller, and the Hon. William T. Prince in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division.

Van Essendelft teaches Legal Research and Writing I and II, Appellate Advocacy, and Civil Pretrial Practice and Procedure and was an adjunct professor at Regent for eight years before joining the faculty full-time in 2006. Before joining the faculty, she was an associate city attorney in Virginia Beach for seven years, representing the city, its departments, and its employees in various civil litigation and administrative matters. In her position as associate city attorney, she was active in the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia and presented topics at various conferences. Prior to her appointment as an associate city attorney, Dean Van Essendelft worked for two years at Willcox & Savage, P. C. in its General Corporate Litigation and Media Defense practice groups. She is a previous member of the I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court and the James Kent Inn of Court.

Van Essendelft is admitted to practice in Virginia, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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
Jeffrey A. Brauch, JD

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


757.352.4040 jbrauch@regent.edu
Bruce N. Cameron, JD

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

757.352.4522 bcameron@regent.edu
Natt Gantt II, JD

Associate Dean of Instructional & Curricular Affairs

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


757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Janis L. Kirkland, JD

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

Assistant Director, JD Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Associate Dean of Faculty Development & External Affairs

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

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

Director, Center for Advocacy

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


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

Head of Law Library Faculty & Student Services

Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Director, L.L.M. in American Legal Studies and LL.M. in Human Rights

Director, Civil Practice Clinic

Associate Professor

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
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
Marie Summerlin Hamm, JD, MLS

Assistant Director, Law Library Collection Development

757.352.4233 mariham@regent.edu
Ernie Walton, JD

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