CLS Law School Fellows Faculty

Faculty

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Mike Schutt, Program Director

Director, CLS Law Student Ministries and Director, Institute for Christian Legal Studies
Professor, Regent University

Mike Schutt is the director of CLS Law Student Ministries and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies (ICLS), a cooperative ministry of CLS and Regent University School of Law, where he serves as Associate Professor and Global Recruiter. Mike writes, speaks, and teaches on the relationship of lawyers, faith, and culture. Before joining the Regent faculty, Professor Schutt practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas with Thompson & Knight. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. 

Mike is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought, a publication of ICLS, and he is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (InterVarsity Press 2007), a vocational exhortation for law students and lawyers. His other publications include Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Decline of the American Lawyer: Social Engineering, Religion, and the Search for Professional Identity, 30 RUTGERS L. J. 143 (1998) and What's A Nice Christian Like You Doing in a Profession Like This? 11 REGENT U. L. REV. 137 (1998-99). He has also authored supplements on biblical principles for use by his students in the law school classroom. 


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Barbara Armacost

Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

In the fall of 1992, Barbara Armacost returned to the University of Virginia, the Law School from which she graduated, to become a member of the faculty. She teaches civil rights litigation, criminal investigation, torts and First Amendment (religion clauses). Armacost became a lawyer after several years in the nursing profession. During those years, she served as a head nurse in the cardiovascular unit at the University of Virginia Hospital and worked as a volunteer in a mission hospital in La Pointe, Haiti. In 1984 she earned a master's degree in theological studies from Regent College at the University of British Columbia. Her work earned her the Master of Theological Studies Proficiency Award and the Ethics Award for Academic Excellence.

Armacost subsequently worked as a paralegal before entering the Law School in 1986. While earning her J.D., she was honored with the Thomas Marshall Miller Prize, Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Prize and election to the Order of the Coif. She also served as notes editor of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The following two years she served as attorney adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Virginia.


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Rick Campanelli

Director of Graduate Ministries, Center for Christian Study

Rick joined the Study Center in 2016 as its part-time Director of Graduate Ministries for Law Christian Fellowship and Darden Christian Fellowship. He holds a B.A. with honors in economics and JD, both from UVA. Prior to joining the Study Center, Rick worked in an array of senior law and public policy positions in government, private law practice, and private industry, ranging from Counselor to the Secretary and Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health & Human Services, to Senior Assistant to the Attorney General and Trial Attorney at the US Department of Justice.

In private law practice, he co-chaired the firm’s tax-exempt law practice, serving national and international nonprofits and ministries. Along the way he has helped to form policy on issues spanning national healthcare, welfare reform, science and technology innovation, protection of human rights, privacy, and religious freedom. He is a lecturer in public policy at UVA’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, where he teaches the core course Integrating Ethics in Public Policy.


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Eric Enlow

Dean and Professor of Law, Handong International Law School

Dean Enlow graduated from Yale University, B.A., and Washington University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif. During law school, Professor Enlow served on the editorial boards of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Washington University Law Quarterly. Dean Enlow then clerked for the Hon. Richard S. Arnold, United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He subsequently joined the firm of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP practicing intellectual-property, international, and appellate law. His published cases include Boise Cascade Corp. v. Director of Revenue, 70 S.W.3d 438 (Mo. 2002) and Eddie Bauer, Inc. v. Director of Revenue, 70 S.W.3d 434 (Mo. 2002). And his publications include The Corporate Conception of the State and the Origins of Limited Constitutional Government, 6 Washington University Journal of Law and Public Policy 1 (2001). Dean Enlow teaches Christianity and Law, International Intellectual Property, Patents, Private International Law, and Torts.


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Natt Gantt, II

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor, & Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform, Regent University School of Law

L.O. Natt Gantt, II, is professor and associate dean for academic affairs at Regent University School of Law. He also serves as co-director of Regent's Center for Ethical Formation and Legal Education Reform. Professor Gantt received his A.B. in psychology and political science, summa cum laude, from Duke University; his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School; and his Master of Divinity, summa cum laude, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Before joining Regent in 2000, he served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Donald S. Russell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; as an associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C.; and as a proxy analyst at Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Gantt has taught Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure, Sales, and Contracts.

Professor Gantt's scholarship has focused on two primary areas: (1) law school academic support and legal education reform and (2) legal ethics and professional identity formation. He has been active on committees and in meetings related to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the Academic Support Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE), and Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers (ETL). He has authored or co-authored a book chapter and numerous articles related to legal ethics and legal education and has spoken in various venues related to those topics, ranging from speaking at the 2015 African Christian Legal Education Summit to serving from 2010 to 2013 as a faculty member for the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course.


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Steve McFarland

Chief Legal Officer of World Vision, Inc.

In 30 years of law practice and public service, Mr. McFarland has specialized in the defense of religious liberty. He directed the Center For Law and Religious Freedom of the Christian Legal Society from 1991 through 1999. He also spearheaded the President’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative in the U.S. Department of Justice; was the first executive director of the U.S. Commission On International Religious Freedom; developed programs for prisoners abroad as a vice-president of Prison Fellowship International, and now serves as Chief Legal Officer of World Vision, Inc., a Christian international relief and development ministry serving vulnerable children worldwide.


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Teresa Stanton Collett

Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Teresa Collett is professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she serves as director of the school's Prolife Center. Collett received her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. As a well-known advocate for the protection of human life and the family, Collett specializes in the subjects of marriage, religion and bioethics in her research. Collett has published numerous legal articles and is the co-author of a casebook on professional responsibility and co-editor of a collection of essays exploring “catholic” and “Catholic” perspectives on American law. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and has testified before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as before legislative committees in several states.

In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Collett to a five-year term on the Pontifical Council for the Family. Her appointment was renewed by His Holiness Pope Francis until 2016 when the responsibilities of the Council were assumed by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. In 2013, she served as a delegate to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) for the Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. She represented Congressman Ron Paul and various medical groups in the defense of the U.S. federal ban of partial-birth abortion, and the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota defending the N.H. requirement of state parental involvement prior to performance of an abortion on a minor before the U.S. Supreme Court. Collett is often asked to represent the interests of government officials before federal appellate courts. She has served as special attorney general for the states of Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as assisting other state attorneys general in defending laws protecting human life and marriage. Prior to joining St. Thomas in 2003, Collett taught at the South Texas College of Law, where she established the nation's first annual symposium on legal ethics.


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Craig Stern

Professor, Regent University School of Law

Professor Craig A. Stern is a professor at Regent University School of Law and the director of the Honors Program. He began as an adjunct with Regent in 1988 and came on full time in 1990. Stern received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. cum laude from Yale University. At Yale he studied Classics.

Stern has been admitted to the bar in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and several federal jurisdictions. He has served as an associate attorney for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Legal and Administrative Agencies Group, Office of President-elect Ronald Reagan, as counsel to the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, as the associate editor of BENCHMARK for the Center for Judicial Studies in Washington, D.C., and  Cumberland, Virginia, as special counsel and director of publications for the Constitutional Law Center, and as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk. His teaching and research interests include: Human Rights, Federal Courts, Conflict of Laws, Jurisprudence, Legal History and Criminal Law.


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Myron Steeves

Professor, Trinity Law School

Myron Steeves has served as a law professor at Trinity Law School since 1992. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Steeves has practiced law in the nonprofit area, particularly advising churches. Professor Steeves frequently speaks on issues including the integration of faith and law, legal careers as tools for Christian ministry, law and public policy, and law and theology.


Practitioners-in-Residence

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Sylvia Chen

Patent Counsel, Google

As a Google patent counsel, Sylvia Chen focuses on developing and managing relationships with patent firms. Prior to joining Google in 2014, Sylvia was a patent attorney at Motorola and championed the creation of Motorola’s offshore patent support team near Delhi, India. Before going in-house, Sylvia worked as an associate attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Washington, DC. She inadvertently entered the intellectual property field after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and accepting a job at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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Dan Kim

Senior Associate County Counsel, LA County, Dependency Division

Dan Kim graduated from Brandeis University in 2000 and Brooklyn Law School in 2005. Dan worked with law students at the Christian Legal Society from 2006-2013 as Associate Director of Law Student Ministries. He was staff attorney for Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc. from 2014-2017, and is currently a Senior Associate County Counsel for Los Angeles County, Dependency Division. Dan is married to Sandra, and they have a son, Declan, who will be two in July.


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Jon Mureen

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Dallas)

Jon Mureen is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Dallas, Texas. He is a trial lawyer, specializing in sophisticated business and energy disputes. He is President of the Dallas Christian Legal Society Attorney Chapter. Jon has experience in corporate governance disputes, shareholder rights, fiduciary duties, and business breakups. Jon has significant jury and bench trial experience in federal and state courts and arbitration panels across the country, in matters ranging from corporate boardroom disputes to catastrophic personal injury cases. Jon began his career with a clerkship for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate training at the University of Texas, Austin.


Worship in Song

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Casey Culbreth

Casey Page Culbreth is a worship leader and Masters of Divinity student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.  She coordinates the contemporary music for Asbury’s chapel services and leads worship for churches, conferences, and para-church ministries throughout the United States. A native Kentuckian, Casey previously served in local church worship ministry and taught high school English.  Casey is passionate about cultivating worship environments where people freely encounter, enjoy, and respond to the God who graciously pursues each one of us.