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Bradley P. Jacob, J.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Programs757.352.4523

Bradley P. Jacob, J.D.


Associate Dean for Academic Programs Brad Jacob is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School who joined the faculty of Regent University School of Law as Associate Professor in 2001 and became Associate Dean in 2018. His teaching expertise includes Constitutional Law, Foundations of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations. Before coming to Regent, Jacob served as:

  • Founding Provost and Dean of Patrick Henry College (1998-2000);
  • Executive Director/CEO of the Christian Legal Society (1991-93);
  • Associate Dean of the proposed School of Law at Geneva College (1993-98);
  • Staff Attorney in the Center for Law & Religious Freedom (1988-91); and
  • Director of the Justice Fellowship Policy Institute at Prison Fellowship Ministries (2000-01).

Jacob began his career as an attorney in Baltimore with the major international law firm now known as DLA Piper, and has authored numerous scholarly articles as noted below.

Dean Jacob has been married since 1983 and is the homeschooling father of nine children. He is interviewed in print and broadcast media around the country on a regular basis, and serves as a frequent guest on the Christian Broadcasting Network.


J.D., University of Chicago Law School

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Delaware


Journal Articles and Notes:

"Living Out My Calling," Journal of Christian Legal Thought, (2015).

"Eight Men Out - Make That Nine Regent," Journal of Law & Public Policy, (2012).

"The Bible and the Constitution," Trinity Law Review, (2011).

"Griswold and the Defense Traditional Marriage," 83 N.D. Law Review, 1199, (2007).

"Will the Real Constitutional Originalist Please Stand Up?" 40 Creighton Law Review 595 (2007).

"Back to Basics: Constitutional Meaning and 'Tradition,'" 39 Texas Tech Law Review 261 (2007).

"Free Exercise in the 'Lobbying Nineties,'" 84 Nebraska Law Review 795 (2006).

"Public Schools' Pyrrhic Victories Over Parents' Rights," (co-authored with Michael P. Farris), Richmond Journal of Law & Public Interest, (Fall 1998).