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Robertson Hall, which houses the law school of Regent University Virginia Beach.
Janis L. Kirkland, J.D.
Principal LecturerDirector, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing757.352.4334

Janis L. Kirkland, J.D.


Professor Janis Kirkland is the director of the Legal Analysis, Research and Writing program for the law school. She has taught Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing for the law school since 1997, and also has taught Environmental Law.

Kirkland is a graduate of T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where she was Valedictorian of her law class, was on the law review, and was recipient of a number of academic awards. She views her first year writing class as foundational to her law school success, which has supplied her with a passion for teaching basic legal analysis and writing to entering law students.

Prior to teaching, Kirkland practiced environmental law for Hunton and Williams for a number of years and worked as an analytical chemist prior to attending law school. She remains interested in environmental issues and edits cases for EPA Administrative Law Reporter and for Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter.


J.D., magna cum laude , T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond B.S., College of William and Mary


Book Chapters:

"An International Perspective on Environmental Liability," Environmental Dispute Handbook: Liability and Claims (1991) (co-author with Turner T. Smith, Jr. and Nancy G. Simms).

Journal Articles and Notes:

"What's Current in Asbestos Regulations," 23 University of Richmond Law Review 375 (Spring 1989).

Monthly contributing author to the following publications:

EPA Administrative Law Reporter

Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter