Faculty

Patricia L. West, JD

Associate Dean of Career & Alumni Services

Distinguished Professor

Bio

Judge Patricia L. West, who served as a judge in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court and who most recently served as chief deputy attorney general of Virginia, joined Regent University as a distinguished professor of law and government and as associate dean in the School of Law.


West joined the attorney general's office in 2012, after serving as a judge in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. She was named to the bench by the Virginia General Assembly in March 2000 after previously serving on the Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Former Virginia Governor George Allen appointed West to serve in his cabinet as secretary of public safety in 1996. She also served as director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and headed the Governor's Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform.


West began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam W. Coleman of the Court of Appeals in Virginia. She then joined the Virginia Beach City Attorney's Office and worked in both the Virginia Beach and Norfolk Commonwealths' Attorneys Offices, specializing in child abuse and neglect cases in all three offices. West also served in an advisory capacity to two previous attorneys general. She was a member of Attorney General Mark Earley's 1998 Commission on Gangs and Youth Violence and also served on a commission investigating child abuse fatality rates in the Hampton Roads area. Under Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, she served on his Advisory Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as chairman of the criminal justice committee and legal services committee. West has served on Regent University School of Law's Board of Visitors since 2003.

Affiliations

Board of Visitors, Regent University School of Law and Government, 2003- present.

Advisory Board of Directors, Seton Youth Shelters, 2005 - present.

Virginia Code Commission, 2010 - 2012.

Criminal Justice Services Board, 2001-2005.

Attorney General Mark Earley's Commission on Gangs and Youth Violence, 1998.

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore's Advisory Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 2002.

Department of Juvenile Justice, Judicial Liaison Committee, 1998-2008.

Former member, Virginia Bar Association's Domestic Relations Section Council.

Former member, National Institute of Justice's Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Committee.

Former member, Children's Performance Workshop Advisory Board.

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

Director, LL.M. Programs

Executive Director, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights & the Rule of Law

Professor

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 for Academic Affairs

Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform

Professor

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

Acting & Assistant Director, JD Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

757.352.4335 lynnkoh@regent.edu
Benjamin V. Madison, III, JD

Director, Center for Advocacy

Director, Bar Passage Initiatives; Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform

Professor

757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William "Bill" Magee, JD, MSLS

Law Library Assistant Director for Public Services

  willmag@regent.edu
Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
James E. Murphy, JD

Director, M.A. in Law Program

Manager, Business Affairs

Lecturer

757.352.4724 jamemur@regent.edu
Michael P. Schutt, JD

Associate Professor

Global Recruiter

  michsch@regent.edu
Jay Sekulow, J.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Law

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

 
Randy Singer, JD

Attorney-in-Residence

Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

757.352.4554 rsinger@regent.edu
Craig A. Stern, JD

Director, Honors Program

Professor

757.352.4080 craiste@regent.edu
Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, JD

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
Ernie Walton, JD

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Academic & Administrative Director, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Rule of Law

Lecturer

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Gloria Whittico, JD

Director, Academic Success Program

Associate Professor

757.352.4852 gwhittico@regent.edu

Adjunct

Julie Anjo
Robert Ash
Kerriel Bailey
Tracy Banks
George Bruch
Gary Bryant
Justin Bush
George Buxton
Kathryn Byler
James Chapman, Ph.D.
Rose Coley
Douglas Cook, Ph.D.
Erin DeBoer
David Dennison
David Dildy
Timothy Drewry
Eric Enlow
Shaheryar Gill
Michael Halvorsen
Kirstin Hark
Geoffrey Hemphill
Laura Hernandez
Robert Humphreys, Ph.D.
Joshua Jenkins
David Johnson
Christopher Kall
Denham Kelsey
David Lannetti
Hee Eun Lee
Stephen Lentz
Joseph Liberatore
Elizabeth Libertini
David McGinley
James Metcalfe, CAPT
Henry Morgan, Judge
Susan Moritz
Anthony Mulford
Gustav Nelson
H. Padrick
Corrynn Peters
Stephen Pfeiffer
Nathaniel Pierce
Wainscott Putney
Carol Rasnic
Mandy Rogers
Fred Ross
Randy Singer
Catherine Six
Tristen Small
Martha Smith
John Stepanovich
Norman Thomas
Farnaz Thompson
Hugo Valverde
David Velloney
Shawn Voyles