Regent Law Professor Natt Gantt to Serve as Executive Director of Academic Center and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (September 14, 2021) – Regent University School of Law is pleased to announce that Professor L.O. Natt Gantt II, J.D., has been named Executive Director of the Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Gantt, a Harvard Law School alumnus and associate dean for academic affairs at Regent Law, began serving in this role on September 1, 2021.
“Professor Gantt has served at Regent Law for more than two decades and is gifted in mentoring and supporting law students, as well as in promoting high ethical standards for lawyers,” said Mark Martin, dean of Regent University School of Law. “I am confident that he will be an excellent addition to the program at Harvard Law School.”
The program offers opportunities for students and faculty to explore the role of biblical law in human flourishing. Gantt, who also holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Duke University, will be the first full-time executive director of the program.
“I am honored by the opportunity to serve my alma mater by helping build this pivotal program. Legal discourse is strengthened by considering how biblical teachings speak to legal and ethical questions,” Gantt explained. “The program’s website displays within its purpose: ‘We seek to inspire confidence in biblical law as a source of truth powerful enough to meet global challenges, yet personal enough to inspire individual purpose’. This idea encapsulates my professional calling and charge that I have sought to live out for 21 years on the faculty at Regent. Now I will prayerfully seek to take the lessons learned at Regent to serve well in this new endeavor.”
Before joining Regent, Gantt served as a clerk to the late Honorable Donald S. Russell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was also an associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., among other roles.
At Regent, his scholarship and presentations have focused on two primary areas: (1) law school academic support and legal education reform and (2) legal ethics and professional identity formation. He has been active on committees and in meetings related to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the Academic Support Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE), Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL), and the American Bar Association (ABA). Gantt has authored or co-authored a book chapter and numerous articles related to legal ethics and legal education and has spoken in various venues on those topics. He also has served as an Arbitrator on the Virginia State Bar Circuit Committee, Resolution of Fee Disputes, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
To learn more about Professor Gantt and Regent University’s School of Law, visit www.regent.edu/law.
Founded in 1978, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University is ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (Study.com, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for nine years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2021).
About Regent Law
Regent Law’s more than 4,465 graduates practice law in all 50 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law is currently ranked 22nd in the nation for obtaining judicial clerkships and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. The school offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three-year and part-time formats, an online M.A. in Law, an online M.A. in Financial Planning & Law, an on-campus and online LL.M. in Human Rights, and an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies.