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Bradley J. Lingo, J.D.
Dean, School of LawExecutive Director, Robertson Center for Constitutional Law757.352.4337

Bradley J. Lingo, J.D.


Bradley J. Lingo, J.D., is the sixth dean of Regent University School of Law. During his time as dean, Regent Law has set records for enrollment, median incoming GPA and LSAT, employment outcomes, and U.S. News ranking—rising 34 places.

Before becoming dean, Lingo co-founded Regent University’s Robertson Center for Constitutional Law and served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs. In 2020, Regent University recognized Lingo’s scholarship with the Faculty Excellence Award. In 2022, Regent’s student bar association named him Professor of the Year. And in 2023, Virginia Business named Lingo to the “Virginia 500 Power List” of Virginia’s most influential leaders.

He has taught Contracts, State Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and Appellate Advocacy. His research and advocacy focus on constitutional law and religious liberty. Lingo’s work has been published by, among others, the Regent University Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, George Mason Law Review Forum, Federalist Society, and National Review Online. He has filed briefs on behalf of former members of Congress, religious organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ, Young Life, InterVarsity, and the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, and in U.S. Supreme Court cases such as Fulton v. City of PhiladelphiaDobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, and Groff v. DeJoy. His co-authors have included Hon. John Ashcroft and Hon. Kenneth Starr.

Before joining the Regent faculty, Lingo was a partner in King & Spalding’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group. He routinely represented accounting firms and financial institutions in high-stakes litigation, including matters for three Big Four accounting firms where more than $1 billion was at stake. Those matters include the highest-stakes case in U.S. history to be tried by an accounting firm to a complete defense verdict.

Lingo also litigated many pro bono and religious liberty matters while in private practice. Accounts of that work have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He served as president of the Federalist Society’s Charlotte Chapter and on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights North Carolina State Advisory Committee.

Before his career with King & Spalding, Lingo practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson Dunn. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Lingo received his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Grove City College.