Doug Cook is a teacher, an educational administrator, and a practicing lawyer. He joined the Regent law faculty in 1987, one year after the law school opened in Virginia Beach.
He has taught Torts and related subjects ever since. From 2000-2014, Cook served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the law school. He now serves as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Regent University. He is Of Counsel with the Chesapeake law firm of Davis Law Group, where his part-time law practice focuses on nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and church law.
Cook is married to his high-school sweetheart, and they have four children.
Cases and Materials on Nonprofit, Tax-exempt Organizations (1992 and Supp. 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) (2d ed. 1997).
A Faith-Based Perspective on Tort Causation, 16 St. Thomas L. Rev. 455 (2004)
The Politically-Active Church, 35 Loyola-Chicago L. J. 457 (2004)
Sir William Blackstone: A Life and Legacy Set Apart for God's Work, 13 Regent U. L. Rev. 169 (2000)
Cases and Materials on Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Lupus Publications Ltd., 1992 (Second Edition 1999)
A Day in the Life of Tort Law, 49 Maine L. Rev. 111 (1997).
Does a Minister Have Legal Rights? Pulpit Digest, July/August 1997, at 81 (co-authored with Carroll D. Stevens)
Personal Responsibility and the Law of Torts, 45 Am. U. L. Rev. 1245 (1996).
Can the Car Battery Be Charged? Intentional Torts Under Automobile No-Fault Statutes, 12 Cooley L. Rev. 163 (1995).
How I Spent My Sabbatical, or What Happens When a Torts Professor is a Juror in a Negligence Case , 14 Rev. Litig. 219 (1994), reprinted in 44 Def. L. J. 707 (1995).
Negligence or Strict Liability? A Study In Biblical Tort Law, 13 Whittier L. Rev. 1 (1992).
Tort Liability for Cult Deprogramming, 43 Ohio St. L.J. 465 (1982).
Does a Minister Have Legal Rights? , (co-authored with Carroll D. Stevens) Pulpit Digest (July/Aug. 1997).
Distinguished Professor of Law
Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice