Joseph M. Wiegand
Associate Dean for Internal Affairs
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
LL.M., University of London - King’s College
J.D., Regent University School of Law
M.A., Regent University School of Government
B.A., Michigan State University
Areas of Interest/Teaching:
International Business Transactions
Joseph Wiegand, Associate Dean for Internal Affairs, is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law teaching Entertainment Law and International Business Transactions. As Associate Dean for Internal Affairs, Dean Wiegand uses his exemplary management skills to oversee and coordinate with University offices the personnel and budgetary operations of the law school. Additionally, his responsibilities include maintaining facilities, services, and resources to ensure the success of each law student.
Prior to his arrival at Liberty University School of Law in 2007, he was immersed in the world of politics, juggling extensive duties first as Director of Operations, and then as Vice President of Operations of a nationwide political research and telecommunications campaign firm based in the Washington, D.C. area. His many duties there included the management of roughly 300 political, governmental, and commercial clients; projects; personnel tasks; client counseling; research; and business operations such as budget management and vendor relations.
Dean Wiegand earned a bachelor’s degree in American Public Affairs—Social Relations from Michigan State University where he served as a Resident Assistant, a Student Defender, and a student representative for James Madison College Student Government. He furthered his education during the summer of 1997 by attending Notre Dame School of Law, London, England. There, he studied European Community Law, East Asian Business Law, and English Legal System. From 1998 to 1999 Dean Wiegand served as Law and Policy Fellow for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. As a graduate student at Regent University School of Government he was selected as Virginia Governor’s Fellow and later worked as Director of Voter Education for the Christian Coalition of America in Chesapeake, Virginia. After earning both his Master of Arts in Public Policy and his J.D. degree in 1999, he relocated to London, England where he received his LLM degree in Banking and Finance Law: focusing on International Finance, Financial Market Regulation, Securities, and International Trade. Upon his return to the States in 2002, Dean Wiegand worked as a law clerk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dean Wiegand continues to maintain an active schedule as a current member of the American Bar Association, The Federalist Society, Southern Association for College Student Affairs, Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce (Legislative Affairs Committee), Child Evangelism Fellowship of Central Virginia, and the Association for Christians in Student Development. He was also previously a member of the Council for National Policy. Since 2008, Dean Wiegand has been involved in TeenPact Judicial as both a lecturer for Contracts and Moot Court Tournament Judge. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Paralegal Studies and MAPP programs at Liberty University and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor and Program Director for both.
Dean Wiegand is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.