J.D., LL.M. Robert Neal Hunter Jr., (Ret.)

Faculty

Robert Neal Hunter Jr., (Ret.), J.D., LL.M.

Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

Senior Lecturing Fellow
(2020-2021 Academic Year)

 

Bio

Former North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Robert Neal Hunter Jr. is a graduate of UNC's School of Law and Duke's LL.M. program. He served on the appellate court from 2009-2019 and authored over 800 opinions. His opinions for the court spanned a wide variety of cases, such as reviewing decisions involving director breach of fiduciary duty, class-action settlements, corporate dissolutions, the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, equitable adjustments in construction law, insurance claims, and medical malpractice.


Before his judicial service, Hunter devoted much of his private practice to election law — especially to cases involving disputed elections, redistricting, voting rights, and equal protection claims. He has further pursued his interest in election law through a variety of academic publications, including Racial Gerrymandering and the Voting Rights Act in North Carolina, 9 Campbell Law Rev. 255 (1987); The Past as Prologue: Albion Tourgee and the North Carolina Constitution, 5 Elon Law Rev. 89 (1987); and Do Nonpartisan Publicly Financed Elections Enhance Relative Judicial Independence, 93 UNC Law Rev. 1825 (2015).


Hunter is also well-versed in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Certified as a superior court mediator in the first class of ADR professionals licensed in North Carolina in 1992, he became an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Administration (NASA now FINRA) in 1994. After his judicial service, he resumed his alternative dispute resolution private practice as an experienced state court arbitrator and mediator. Also, he is engaged in multiple arbitrations for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) on its Commercial national panels.  


Reflecting his outstanding quality as a jurist, Hunter has been honored multiple times for his legal contributions, winning the 2011 and 2019 Outstanding Appellate Judge of the Year awards from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He also won the 2013 McNeill Smith Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Award and the 2017 Leadership in the Law Award from Elon Law and Lawyer's Weekly.

Meet Our Faculty

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

Professor

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

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

757.352.4522 bcameron@regent.edu
J. Todd Chasteen, J.D., LL.M.

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
Darius Davenport

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
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

Professor

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

Professor

Director, LL.M. Programs

Faculty Advisor, Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board

757.352.4040 michher@regent.edu
Judge Glen A. Huff, J.D.

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
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

  akelsey@regent.edu
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
Judge David W. Lannetti, J.D.

Norfolk Circuit Court

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
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

Professor

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

Assistant Director for Public Services, Law Library

  willmag@regent.edu
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
Justice Elizabeth Lang Miers

Jurist in Residence

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
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

 
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

Professor

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

Lecturer

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

Adjunct

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
Drew Page
Corrynn Peters
Stephen Pfeiffer
Nathaniel Pierce
Wainscott Putney
Carol Rasnic
Mandy Rogers
Fred Ross
Catherine Six
Tristen Small
Martha Smith
John Stepanovich
Norman Thomas
Farnaz Thompson
Hugo Valverde
David Velloney
Shawn Voyles