Tory L. Lucas

Tory LucasProfessor of Law
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  • LL.M., University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law (Arthur Mag Fellow of Law)

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, summa cum laude

  • B.A., Culver-Stockton College, magna cum laude

Areas of Interest/Teaching

Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Property I and II; Federal Jurisdiction; Disability Law


  • Professor of Law, Liberty University 

  • Adjunct professor, Creighton University, Troy State University, and Bellevue University

  • Visiting assistant professor, Creighton University School of Law, Stetson University School of Law, and the University of Nebraska College of Law

  • Served as law clerk for two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

    • First for Judge William Jay Riley in Omaha, Nebraska

    • Second for Judge Pasco M. Bowman II in Kansas City, Missouri

  • Served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Alabama and Tennessee

    • Assignments included Chief of Information Law, Chief of Civil Law, and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate

    • Practice encompassed all areas of military law, including labor and employment law, tort litigation, environmental law, ethics, Freedom of Information Act requests, government contracts, legal assistance, and military justice (criminal law)

  • District Director, Member of the United States House of Representatives

  • Trial lawyer/litigation associate in a private practice, focusing on civil litigation, labor and employment law, insurance law, tort law, school law, and municipal law


  • Published articles in the Drake Law Review, Liberty University Law Review, South Texas Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Creighton Law Review, the Nebraska Lawyer, and the Iowa Lawyer

  • Comprehensive List of Professor Lucas's Publications


Professor Lucas was the first person in his family to go to college, and he is eternally grateful for the scholarships he received that made that dream a reality. He joined the faculty of Liberty University School of Law in 2011 as an Associate Professor of Law after having practiced in the public and private sectors, served in all three branches of the federal government, and taught law to undergraduate, graduate, and law students.

Professor Lucas has taught a number of courses, including Disability Law, Trusts and Estates, Property, Federal Jurisdiction, Torts, Professional Responsibility, Lawyering Skills, Legal Writing, Employment Law, Labor Law, and courses exploring the foundations of the American experience. He has also presented numerous lectures to various groups on far-ranging issues such as disability law, legal ethics, the Supreme Court nomination process, Supreme Court decisions, federal legislation, the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, identity theft, labor law, sports law, and employment law.