Douglas H. Cook, JD

Interim Dean, School of Law

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Message From The Interim Dean

You are bright, motivated, and interested in law.  You want to pursue an education that will prepare you to be an attorney with a passion for justice who will make a lasting impact on the world. So, why Regent Law?

Of the more than 200 fully accredited law schools in the United States, Regent Law offers a unique combination of a Christ-centered mission, a first-rate faculty and academic program, and high levels of student satisfaction.

Academic Quality: Regent Law’s comprehensive and skills-intensive curriculum prepares students to enter the legal field of their choice. For the past two bar exam cycles (July ’17 and February ’18), Regent Law had the highest overall passage rate on the VA bar exam. Our JD job placement numbers are now the highest in the history of the School of Law and rival those of several top-tier law schools. The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) employment rates for the Class of 2017 were 91% at 10 months and 37% at graduation, with 11.5% securing judicial clerkships.

Regent Law earned the following rankings and honors this past year:

  • 95% Overall Bar Passage Rate (#1 among Virginia Law Schools), Virginia Bar Exam, July 2017, with the February 2018 bar passage rate 32% higher than the state average.
  • 100% Bar Passage Rate Nationwide, Honors Class of 2017, July 2017 Exam.
  • 100% Bar Passage Rate Nationwide, Class of 2017, February 2017 Exam.
  • 100% Employment 10 months after graduation, Honors Class of 2017.
  • Top 25% Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement, Excess of Democracy, May 15, 2017.
  • Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools, PreLaw Magazine, 2017.
  • Top 16 Law School for Trial Advocacy, PreLaw Magazine, 2017.
  • Top 15 Law School for Human Rights Law, “A” Rating, PreLaw Magazine, 2017.

Our academic centers reflect the belief that education must be holistic and extends beyond the classroom.

  • The Center for Ethical Formation is at the forefront of the movement to train ethical attorneys. The Center has paired more than 600 students with judge or attorney mentors since its inception in 2013.
  • The Center for Global Justice in just the past 5 years placed more than 150 interns with public interest law firms, government agencies, and non-profit legal organizations worldwide.

Furthermore, Regent Law’s innovative and successful Honors Program attracts highly qualified applicants. The Honors Class of 2017 had a 100% bar passage rate nationwide and also had a perfect 10-month placement rate—100% of Honors Graduates secured full-time, long-term employment that either requires bar admission or in which a JD provides an advantage.

Scholars: Regent Law faculty members are experienced and highly credentialed with law degrees from schools such as Harvard, Chicago, Virginia, William and Mary, Georgetown, and, of course, Regent. Our distinguished faculty includes former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, Dr. Jay Sekulow. Other faculty members have taught at, among other schools, Harvard Law and William & Mary Law. While our faculty have extensive practice experience and have published several leading law treatises, what truly sets them apart is their commitment, as Christian legal scholars, to integrate faith thoroughly in and outside the classroom and mentor the next generation of lawyers.

Impactful Alumni: Regent Law has a national and international network of accomplished alumni in the legal profession, including judges, legislators, in-house counsel of major corporations, a Harvard Law lecturer, a William & Mary Law faculty member, the executive director of the American Center for Law & Justice, a senior adviser to a 2016 Presidential Campaign, an associate general counsel for the University of Virginia, and numerous JAG Officers. Our graduates are at the center of prominent litigation, including arguing successfully before the United States Supreme Court:  https://www.regent.edu/school-of-law/centers-initiatives/career-alumni-services/.

Student Satisfaction: Our talented student body is vibrant, motivated, welcoming, and highly satisfied with their Regent Law experience. The most recent national Law School Survey of Student Engagement revealed that, in all areas surveyed our students expressed satisfaction consistently significantly above—and often more than double—the national average.

Mission—Old and New, National and Global: Our mission is to place our students and graduates strategically across the country and around the world. Grounded in the best of the old and the new, we lay a foundation of first principles of law, the Western Legal and Common Law traditions, and American Constitutionalism, while equipping students with the contemporary knowledge base and skills necessary to thrive in any law-related discipline.

I invite you to learn more about the Regent Law difference and contact us if you have any questions. If you are ready to be challenged, stretched, equipped, and sent out to impact the world, we welcome you to become a lifelong member of the Regent Law team.

Douglas H. Cook, JD

Interim Dean, School of Law

Meet Our Faculty

John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law & Government

Jeffrey A. Brauch, JD

Director, LL.M. Programs

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


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


757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Michael V. Hernandez, JD


Faculty Advisor, Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board

757.352.4040 michher@regent.edu
Harry G. Hutchison, J.D., PGCE

Distinguished Professor

Bradley P. Jacob, JD

Principal Lecturer

Director, M.A. in Law Program

757.352.4523 bradjac@regent.edu
Janis L. Kirkland, JD

Principal Lecturer

Co-Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

757.352.4335 lynnkoh@regent.edu
Audrey J. Lynn, JD

Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives, Law Library

757.352.4463 audrlyn@regent.edu
Benjamin V. Madison, III, JD

Director, Bar Passage Initiatives

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


757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William E. Magee, JD, MSLS

Assistant Director for Public Services, Law Library

Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
Michael P. Schutt, JD

Principal Lecturer & Global Recruiter

Jay Sekulow, J.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Law

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Randy Singer, JD


Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

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

Director, Honors Program


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

Principal Lecturer

Co-Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
S. Ernie Walton, JD

Assistant Dean of Admissions


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

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Gloria Whittico, JD

Director, Academic Success Program

Associate Professor

757.352.4852 gwhittico@regent.edu


Julie Anjo
Robert Ash
Kerriel Bailey
Tracy Banks
George Bruch
Gary Bryant
Justin Bush
George Buxton
Kathryn Byler
James Chapman
Rose Coley
David Dennison
David Dildy
Timothy Drewry
Eric Enlow
Shaheryar Gill
Michael Halvorsen
Kirstin Hark
Geoffrey Hemphill
Laura Hernandez
Hon. Robert Humphreys
Joshua Jenkins
David Johnson
Christopher Kall
Hon. D. Arthur Kelsey
David Lannetti
Hee Eun Lee
Stephen Lentz
Joseph Liberatore
Elizabeth Libertini
David McGinley
James Metcalfe, CAPT
Hon. Henry Morgan
Susan Moritz
Anthony Mulford
Gustav Nelson
Hon. H. Thomas 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