Regent University School of Law Appoints Brad Jacob as Associate Dean for Online Programs
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 1, 2020) – Regent University School of Law is pleased to announce Bradley P. Jacob, J.D., as associate dean for online programs. In his new role, Jacob will oversee online programs including the Master of Arts in Law and the Master of Arts in Financial Planning and Law.
“We are fortunate to have Professor Jacob at Regent Law,” said Regent University School of Law Dean Mark Martin. “Professor Jacob, in light of his demonstrated expertise in distance education, will enable Regent Law to continue its standing as one of the very best providers of online legal education in the nation.”
The associate dean for online programs will be responsible for current and future distance-education programs in the Regent University School of Law. He will supervise overall curriculum structure and concentrations; oversee the creation of new courses and revision of existing courses as needed; hire and assign adjunct faculty; oversee, train, evaluate, and equip faculty; develop and communicate various academic policies and pedagogical best practices; respond to student petitions for course substitutions, academic policy variance, and grade appeals; and work with university marketing, enrollment, and advising for online students.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to serve in this new position,” said Jacob. “What an incredible opportunity to strengthen and support Regent’s top-ranked online programs!”
Jacob is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School who joined the Regent Law faculty in 2001 as an associate professor. 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).
“Regent University is continuously innovating and developing its academic offerings to provide world-class higher education,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “The addition of this position underscores our commitment to academic excellence, and to furthering the mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World.”
Regent University School of Law has more than 3,300 graduates practicing law in 49 states and over 20 countries, including 37 currently sitting judges. Regent Law currently has a National Association of Law Placement score of 95 and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. 24.6% of the graduates of the Class of 2020 are serving in Judicial Clerkship positions for federal and state court judges. Regent Law 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.
Founded in 1978, Regent University has nearly 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication, the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.