Tory L. Lucas

Tory LucasAssociate Professor of Law

Emailtllucas3@liberty.edu
Phone: (434) 592-5300

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Law, Liberty University (Since 2011)
  • Adjunct professor, Troy State University and Bellevue University
  • Visiting 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)
  • 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

Publications

Biography

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, Torts, Professional Responsibility, 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, and labor and employment law.