Tessa Dysart

Assistant Professor; Faculty Advisor to the Moot Court Board

    Tessa Dysart


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JD, Harvard Law School
B.A., Willamette University


Tessa L. Dysart received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Willamette University in 2001, and her JD from Harvard Law School in 2005. She taught as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law in 2011 before joining the faculty in 2012.

Her practice experience before coming to Regent includes working at the American Center for Law & Justice, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy, and clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

She currently teaches Appellate Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Christian Foundations of the Law, and Legislation.


Selected publications

The Protected Innocence Initiative: Building Protective State Law Regimes for America's Sex-Trafficked Children (May 13, 2013). Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 44, 2013.

Child, Victim, or Prostitute? Justice Through Immunity for Prostituted Children (June 2014). Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Vol. 21, 2014.