Faculty

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

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 

Bio

Ken Starr has had a distinguished career in academia, the law and public service. Currently Of Counsel to The Lanier Law Firm, Starr served as president and chancellor of Baylor University and dean of the Pepperdine School of Law. He continues to write articles and books of interest and serves as a guest commentator for various news programs.


Starr has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including during his service as U.S. Solicitor General. He served as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, as Counselor and Chief of Staff to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith, and law clerk to both Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and to Fifth Circuit Judge David W. Dyer. He was appointed to serve as Independent Counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater, from 1994 to 1999.


For 25 years, he taught current constitutional issues as an adjunct or visiting professor at five law schools. Starr also was a partner at two national law firms, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, specializing in appellate law. He serves on the boards of Advocates International and the Christian Legal Society as well as the Advisory Board of Alliance Defending Freedom. Throughout his professional career, he has championed the cause of religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all persons.


After graduating from San Antonio's Sam Houston High School, he earned his B.A. from George Washington University, an M.A. from Brown University, and a J.D. degree from Duke University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Texas, California, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and the United States Supreme Court.


Starr is author of First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life; Bear Country: The Baylor Story; and his most recent book, Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation (a NY Times bestseller in 2018). National Review’s Rich Lowry calls it “a firecracker of a book … candid, illuminating and authoritative.” Starr has received numerous honors and awards, including the Edmund Randolph Award for Outstanding Service in the Department of Justice and three honorary doctorates. He and his wife Alice have been married since 1970 and live in Waco, Texas. They are blessed with three children and seven grandchildren.

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
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 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
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
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.

Attorney-in-Residence

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

 
Craig A. Stern, J.D.

Director, Honors Program

Professor

757.352.4080 craiste@regent.edu
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
Randy Singer
Catherine Six
Tristen Small
Martha Smith
John Stepanovich
Norman Thomas
Farnaz Thompson
Hugo Valverde
David Velloney
Shawn Voyles