J.D., Ph.D. Jay Sekulow

Faculty

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

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Distinguished Professor of Law

 

Bio

Dr. Jay Sekulow, a respected defender of religious freedom and an accomplished judicial advocate, brings nationally recognized expertise to the Regent Law faculty and provides current students with unparalleled opportunities to contribute to the most important legal cases of our time.


As Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is a premier national public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law and the defense of religious and civil liberties, Sekulow has argued several landmark cases before the United States Supreme Court that have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation. In Westside School District v. Mergens, Sekulow cleared the way for public school students to form Bible clubs and religious organizations on their school campuses. In Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches School District, Sekulow defended the free speech rights of religious groups, ensuring that they be treated equally with respect to the use of public facilities.


Regent Law's relationship with the ACLJ, which has offices on Regent University's campus, allows students a competitive opportunity to apply for paid and unpaid positions assisting ACLJ attorneys. It also provides students with extraordinary opportunities to participate in historic projects such as the ACLJ's Supreme Court victory in Pleasant Grove City v. Summum. Sekulow's argument resulted in a unanimous First Amendment decision clearing the way for governments to accept permanent monuments of their choosing (including Ten Commandments monuments) in public parks. Regent Law students assisted Sekulow in preparing and researching the brief and arguments in this landmark decision.


Additionally, as part of the ACLJ Spring Semester Program, Regent Law and the ACLJ offer select students the chance to study constitutional law, the courts, and Congress in Washington, D.C., alongside practicing constitutional law experts. Students participate in the daily research and advocacy of the ACLJ in its office across the street from the United States Supreme Court.

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
Former Attorney General of the United States

 
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

 
Judge Allyson K. Duncan (Ret.), J.D.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

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

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
Thomas Folsom, J.D.

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

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

Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

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.

Associate Dean for Online Programs

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

 
Bradley J. Lingo, J.D.

Associate Professor

Executive Director, Robertson Center for Constitutional Law

757.352.4337 blingo@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

 
Randy Singer

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
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

Assistant Professor

Director for the Center for Global Justice

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Judge William A. Webb (Ret.), J.D.

United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
James Wheeler, J.D.

Assistant Librarian for Electronic Resources & Digital Initiatives

Lecturer

  jamewhe@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