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Douglas H. Cook, J.D.
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Douglas H. Cook, J.D.

Bio

I was born and raised in Ohio, and earned my J.D. at The Ohio State University College of Law. After practicing law in Arizona, I moved to Virginia Beach in 1987 to join the faculty of the new law school at what was then CBN University. I taught and researched in the areas of Torts, Nonprofit Organizations, Contracts, Criminal Law, and Commercial Law. I served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the law school from 1999 to 2014. In 2014 I joined the university’s Office of Academic Affairs as Associate Vice President, remaining there until 2019, when I transitioned to the College of Arts & Sciences.

In addition to my work at Regent, I have a part-time law practice with Davis Law Group in Chesapeake, Virginia. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Carole. We have four children and ten grandchildren, with two more grandchildren on the way. I enjoy hiking, running, yardwork, and travel.

Credentials

J.D., with honors, Ohio State University College of Law

B.A., magna cum laude, Miami University

Publications

Books and Monographs

Cases and Materials on Nonprofit, Tax-exempt Organizations (1992 and Supp. 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) (2d ed. 1997).

Journal Articles and Notes

A Faith-Based Perspective on Tort Causation, 16 St. Thomas L. Rev. 455 (2004)

The Politically-Active Church, 35 Loyola-Chicago L. J. 457 (2004)

Sir William Blackstone: A Life and Legacy Set Apart for God's Work, 13 Regent U. L. Rev. 169 (2000)

Cases and Materials on Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Lupus Publications Ltd., 1992 (Second Edition 1999)

A Day in the Life of Tort Law, 49 Maine L. Rev. 111 (1997).

Does a Minister Have Legal Rights? Pulpit Digest, July/August 1997, at 81 (co-authored with Carroll D. Stevens)

Personal Responsibility and the Law of Torts, 45 Am. U. L. Rev. 1245 (1996).

Can the Car Battery Be Charged? Intentional Torts Under Automobile No-Fault Statutes, 12 Cooley L. Rev. 163 (1995).

How I Spent My Sabbatical, or What Happens When a Torts Professor is a Juror in a Negligence Case , 14 Rev. Litig. 219 (1994), reprinted in 44 Def. L. J. 707 (1995).

Negligence or Strict Liability? A Study In Biblical Tort Law, 13 Whittier L. Rev. 1 (1992).

Tort Liability for Cult Deprogramming, 43 Ohio St. L.J. 465 (1982).

Newspaper and Periodical Articles

Does a Minister Have Legal Rights? , (co-authored with Carroll D. Stevens) Pulpit Digest (July/Aug. 1997).

Affiliations

Christian Legal Society