J. Todd Chasteen, J.D., LL.M.

Senior Lecturing Fellow



Todd Chasteen serves as vice president of public policy and general counsel for Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid in over 110 countries. Chasteen earned his BBA in Accounting from James Madison University, graduating magna cum laude, his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, graduating with honors, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida.

At Samaritan's Purse, Chasteen has served in several capacities including vice president of administration, human resources; as well as general counsel, where he provided regulatory oversight in the areas of contracts, international law and registrations, nonprofit law, tax law, employment law, fundraising law, charitable gifts law, trademarks, copyrights, privacy law, and real property law.

At Samaritan's Purse, he has also been involved in nonprofit reform initiatives on a national level, participating on the independent sector's, panel on the nonprofit sector, Advisory Committee on Self-Regulation of the Charitable Sector and the Government Oversight and Self-Regulation Work Group making recommendations to Congress. Chasteen also participated on the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Panel of Legal Experts for the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, The Faith and Giving Coalition, and The Trust Coalition to educate Congress regarding nonprofit reform proposals. He also served on the Religious Hiring Rights workgroup furthering efforts to preserve hiring protections for faith-based organizations.

Chasteen served as an associate professor at the School of Law for Liberty University. He also presented on topics related to nonprofit regulatory landscape for the Christian Management Association, Christian Leadership Association, and the Ministry In-House Counsel Roundtable. He has held memberships in a range of professional organizations, including the Christian Legal Society, Christian Management Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, The Federalist Society, The Heritage Foundation, North Carolina Corporate Counsel Section, American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, The North Carolina State Bar, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Earlier in his career, Chasteen worked as a senior attorney advisor for the Honorable Lawrence Wright at the United States Tax Court, drafting tax court memorandum opinions and responses to motions. After leaving the tax court, he practiced nonprofit, corporate, tax and business law. While earning a Master of Laws after law school, he confirmed his passion for teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, teaching business law courses. He also served early on as a certified public accountant, licensed in Florida. Chasteen is admitted to practice in North Carolina and currently serves on the North Carolina State Board of Education.

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Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., J.D.

United States Supreme Court

Senior Lecturing Fellow

John D. Ashcroft, J.D.

Distinguished Professor
Law & Government

Jeffrey A. Brauch, J.D.

Executive Director, Center for Global Justice


757.352.4040 jbrauch@regent.edu
Bruce N. Cameron, J.D.

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

757.352.4522 bcameron@regent.edu
Judge Bernice B. Donald, J.D., LL.M.

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, J.D., LL.M.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr., J.D., LL.M. (Ret.)

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Natt Gantt II, J.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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


757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Michael V. Hernandez, J.D.


Director, LL.M. Programs

Faculty Advisor, Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board

757.352.4040 michher@regent.edu
Judge Robert J. Humphreys, J.D.

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Harry G. Hutchison, J.D., PGCE

Distinguished Professor

Justice Barbara A. Jackson (Ret.), J.D., LL.M.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Bradley P. Jacob, J.D.

Principal Lecturer

Director, M.A. in Law Program

757.352.4523 bradjac@regent.edu
Justice D. Arthur Kelsey, J.D.

Supreme Court of Virginia

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Janis L. Kirkland, J.D.

Principal Lecturer

Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, J.D.

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

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

Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives, Law Library

Adjunct Professor

757.352.4463 audrlyn@regent.edu
Benjamin V. Madison III, J.D.

Director, Bar Passage Initiatives

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


757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William E. Magee, J.D., MSLS

Assistant Director for Public Services, Law Library

Justice Stephen R. McCullough

Supreme Court of Virginia

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr., J.D., LL.M.

United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia

Senior Lecturing Fellow

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

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Distinguished Professor of Law

Randy Singer, J.D.


Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

757.352.4554 rsinger@regent.edu
Ray Starling, J.D.

General Counsel to the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Judge Ken Starr, J.D. (Ret.)

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Craig A. Stern, J.D.

Director, Honors Program


757.352.4080 craiste@regent.edu
Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, J.D.

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow
(2020-2021 Academic Year)

Judge William B. Traxler Jr., J.D.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, J.D.

Principal Lecturer

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
S. Ernie Walton, J.D.

Assistant Dean of Admissions


Director for the Center for Global Justice

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Gloria Whittico, J.D.

Director, Academic Success Program

Associate Professor

757.352.4852 gwhittico@regent.edu


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Robert Ash
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George Bruch
Gary Bryant
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