James A. Davids, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Associate Professor James Davids brings nearly 30 years of practical legal experience to Regent Law. After graduating from Duke University School of Law, Davids returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he practiced law for 25 years, primarily in the fields of medical malpractice trial work and administrative law litigation. After being a name partner in a Chicago law firm for 15 years, he accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he helped design and provide legal advice for the Faith-Based & Community Initiatives.

Upon leaving the Justice Department, he taught at Regent's Northern Virginia campus for one year before relocating to Virginia Beach to serve as administrative dean and professor in the Robertson School of Government. His expertise in online education led to his role in designing and implementing the online version of Regent's LL.M. in American Legal Studies. His initiative created the Law School's M.A. in Law program. Davids still teaches Constitutional Law in the School of Government, other courses in the School of Law, and many courses in the M.A in Law Program.

Davids has been a member of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) for over 40 years, and he served as its president for several years. He also served for two years as CLS' Legislative Counsel, for which he lobbied on Capitol Hill for pro-life and religious liberty bills. Davids has also served as president of several volunteer organizations, ranging from Christian schools to local political organizations, and public policy groups to neighborhood associations. He is married with four children, and five grandchildren.

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
Harry G. Hutchison, J.D., PGCE

Distinguished Professor

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
Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, JD

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4689 kimbvan@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