Faculty

Bruce N. Cameron, JD

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

Bio

Professor Bruce Cameron teaches Religion in the Workplace, Labor Law and administers the Right to Work Practicum. Prior to coming to Regent, he spent over 30 years litigating religious freedom and constitutional law cases in the employment context. During that time, he never lost a Title VII religious accommodation case in court. He counseled employees in virtually every state as to their rights and formally represented clients in administrative or judicial proceedings in at least 25 states.


Cameron is the author of more than 20 published articles on the topics of religion, Constitutional law, the rights of religious dissenters, and labor law. He co-authored a section of a judicial handbook entitled A Judicial Guide To Labor and Employment Law published by Lawyers Weekly Publications. He is also the author of the weekly Bible studies on the popular web site www.GoBible.org.


Cameron was an Andrews Scholar, an intern with the U.S. Attorney's Office, and a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program. He is a member of the Virginia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2015-2019); the Federalist Society, the Christian Legal Society, several state bars, and a number of federal bars, including the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has appeared frequently on television and radio shows, including appearances on Dr. Dobson's Focus on the Family. His hobbies over the years are sports cars, motorcycles, sailing, and studying and teaching the Bible.

Publications

Publications and Litigation:


With the consent of the law school, Professor Cameron focuses on cutting-edge litigation, instead of academic writing, in an effort to inform the opinions of judges and shape the course of employee rights.  


Cameron is on staff with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and has been part of its litigation team for almost 40 years. This team has litigated every United States Supreme Court case in the past 40 years dealing with employees and compulsory unionism, and at least 90 percent of all published decisions in federal and state courts on this topic. 


He directs the Right to Work Practicum at Regent University and the Foundation’s Freedom of Conscience Project. Regent students have the opportunity to work with him on litigation through the Practicum.


Although his role varies from informal consultant to counsel of record, Cameron is involved in the defense of the recent changes in the collective bargaining laws in Wisconsin, the defense of the new Indiana and Michigan Right to Work laws, and the battle to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from asserting jurisdiction over religiously affiliated schools. In Cameron’s area of specialization, in which he helps employees obtain an accommodation of their religious beliefs against supporting a labor union, he assists more employees than any other lawyer in the United States.


Current Projects:


  • Serna v. TWU
    PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
    PETITIONERS' REPLY BRIEF
    This is an attempt to have compulsory union fees declared unconstitutional for all employees who work under the Railway Labor Act who have declined to join the union. A victory would result in compulsory union fees being invalidated, as a practical matter, for public employees as well. The case also argues that the First Amendment, and the science behind structuring decision-making, requires that labor unions can no longer default nonmembers into supporting union politics. This is national class action in the federal courts. In January, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of this case. However, after Justice Gorsuch was confirmed as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, it decided to review another case raising these same issues. Prof. Cameron is part of the legal team in the new case taken by the Court. The new case should be decided by the summer of 2018.

  • IUOE Local 370 v. Wasden
    AMICUS BRIEF
    Organized labor filed a series of cases in a number of federal courts attempting to invalidate state Right to Work laws. Right to Work laws protect employees' right to choose to refrain from supporting a labor union. The union argument is that Right to Work laws violate the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Because of the nature of these suits, the attorney generals of the target states defend their Right to Work laws. This is a friend of the court brief to bolster the vigorous defense of the Idaho Right to Work law made by the Idaho Attorney General. Prof. Cameron has as his local counsel a former Idaho Attorney General. This is federal court litigation.

  • Branch/Conner v. Mass. Society of Professors
    APPLICATION FOR DIRECT APPELLATE REVIEW
    APPELLANTS' BRIEF
    APPELLANTS' REPLY BRIEF
    This is an attempt to have compulsory union fees declared unconstitutional for all public employees who have elected not to join a labor union. The case also argues that the First Amendment, and the science behind structuring decision-making, requires that labor unions can no longer default nonmembers into supporting union politics. This is litigation in the state courts of Massachusetts, but the goal is to get these issues before the United States Supreme Court.

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John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law and Government

 
James M. Boland, JD

Associate Professor

Director, Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

757.352.4632 jboland@regent.edu
Jeffrey A. Brauch, JD

Director, LL.M. Programs

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

Professor

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Douglas H. Cook, JD

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor

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Natt Gantt II, JD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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

Professor

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Harry G. Hutchison, J.D., PGCE

Distinguished Professor

 
Janis L. Kirkland, JD

Director, M.A. Wealth Management & Financial Planning Concentration

Acting & Assistant Director, JD Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

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Benjamin V. Madison, III, JD

Director, Bar Passage Initiatives

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

Professor

757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William "Bill" Magee, JD, MSLS

Law Library Assistant Director for Public Services

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Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
James E. Murphy, JD

Director, M.A. in Law Program

Manager, Business Affairs

Lecturer

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Michael P. Schutt, JD

Associate Professor

Global Recruiter

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

Distinguished Professor of Law

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

 
Randy Singer, JD

Attorney-in-Residence

Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

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

Director, Honors Program

Professor

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

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
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Assistant Dean of Admissions

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

Lecturer

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Patricia L. West, JD

Associate Dean of Career & Alumni Services

Distinguished Professor

757.352.4040 pwest@regent.edu
Gloria Whittico, JD

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
Erin DeBoer
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