Faculty

Ray Starling, JD

General Counsel to the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute

Senior Lecturing Fellow

Bio

Ray Starling is General Counsel to the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute. Starling obtained his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from North Carolina State University. While in college, he served as a National FFA Officer and was the student commencement speaker at his graduation. He has since been named a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Young Alumnus and more recently as its Outstanding Alumnus.


Starling received his JD, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as the Chief Justice of the Holderness Moot Court Bench, graduated Order of Barristers, was the recipient of the James William Morrow, III Award, and was inducted into the prestigious James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society. 


After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Mark D. Martin, Associate (later Chief) Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, practiced law at Hunton and Williams, an international law firm, and became the General Counsel to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He was also a Marshall Memorial Program Fellow and later served as the General Counsel and agriculture policy adviser to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


In 2015, Starling, who grew up on a farm, was installed as Chief Counsel and agricultural policy adviser to United States Senator Thom Tillis and eventually became the Senator’s Chief of Staff. In 2017, Ray was tapped to staff the National Economic Council at the White House as the Special Assistant to the President for agricultural policy. In this role, he was the top agricultural adviser to the President at the White House. He left that post in mid-2018 to serve as Chief of Staff to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, helping lead an agency with over 108,000 employees and a $140 billion annual budget. In 2019 Ray become General Counsel to the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute.

Meet Our Faculty

John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law & Government

 
Jeffrey A. Brauch, JD

Executive Director, Center for Global Justice

Professor

757.352.4040 jbrauch@regent.edu
Bruce N. Cameron, JD

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

757.352.4522 bcameron@regent.edu
Douglas H. Cook, JD

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor, School of Law

757.352.4331 dougcoo@regent.edu
Judge Bernice B. Donald, JD

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, JD, LL.M.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
Natt Gantt II, JD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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

Professor

757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Michael V. Hernandez, JD

Professor

Director, LL.M. Programs

Faculty Advisor, Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board

757.352.4040 michher@regent.edu
Harry G. Hutchison, JD, PGCE

Distinguished Professor

 
Justice Barbara A. Jackson (Ret.), JD, LL.M.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
Bradley P. Jacob, JD

Principal Lecturer

Director, M.A. in Law Program

757.352.4523 bradjac@regent.edu
Justice D. Arthur Kelsey, JD

Supreme Court of Virginia

Senior Lecturing Fellow

  akelsey@regent.edu
Janis L. Kirkland, JD

Principal Lecturer

Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

757.352.4335 lynnkoh@regent.edu
Audrey J. Lynn, JD

Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives, Law Library

Adjunct Professor

757.352.4463 audrlyn@regent.edu
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 E. Magee, JD, MSLS

Assistant Director for Public Services, Law Library

  willmag@regent.edu
Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
Jay Sekulow, JD, Ph.D.

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Distinguished Professor of Law

 
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
Judge William B. Traxler Jr., JD

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Senior Lecturing Fellow

 
Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, JD

Principal Lecturer

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
S. Ernie Walton, JD

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Lecturer

Director for the Center for Global Justice

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Marion R. Warren, JD

Senior Associate Dean & Professor

757.352.4349 mwarren@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
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