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Douglas H. Cook

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services

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dougcoo@regent.edu
757.352.4331

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J.D. with honors, Ohio State University College of Law. 

B.A., magna cum laude, Miami University. 

Biography

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.  Since 2000, he has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the law school.  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. 

Dean Cook is married to Carole, his high-school sweetheart.  They have four children.


Selected Publications

Books and Monographs 

Cases and Materials on Nonprofit, Tax-exempt Organizations (1992 and Supp. 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) (2d ed. 1997).

Journal Articles and Notes

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).

Newspaper and Periodical Articles

Does a Minister Have Legal Rights? , (co-authored with Carroll D. Stevens) Pulpit Digest (July/Aug. 1997).