Dean Walton serves as Assistant Dean of Admissions, Academic and Administrative director of Regent Law's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Rule of Law, and Lecturer, where he has taught various courses, including International Law, National Security Law, Sales, and International Business Transactions.
Outside of his work at Regent, Ernie served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Arthur Kelsey of the Virginia Supreme Court. He also practiced law in Southern California at Tyler & Bursch, LLP, where he specialized in civil litigation and business law. He also simultaneously served as an associate attorney at Advocates for Faith & Freedom, a non-profit law firm that specializes in protecting religious freedom. Through Advocates, Ernie represented various churches in RLUIPA cases and helped defend pastors who were arrested for evangelizing on public property, among other things.
At Regent, Ernie graduated first in his class, served as the Notes and Comments Editor of Regent University Law Review, and clerked for the American Center for Law and Justice. Ernie is also a Blackstone Fellow (2009) and former mentor (2010).
The Judicial Philosophy of Chief Justice John Roberts: An Analysis Through the Eyes of International Law, 30 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 391 (2016).
Preserving the European Convention on Human Rights: Why the UK's Threat to Leave the Convention Could Save It, 42. Cap. U. L. Rev. 977 (2014).
How Zivotofksy II and the Conservative Divide Over the Foreign Affairs Power Could Impact the Trump Administration, Cap. U. L. Rev. (Forthcoming).
Distinguished Professor of Law
Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice