Jeffrey C. Tuomala
Professor of Law

LL.M., George Washington University National Law Center, highest honors
Postgraduate studies, Ashland Theological Seminary
J.D., Capital University Law and Graduate Center
B.S., The Ohio State University

Areas of Interest/Teaching:
Constitutional Law; International Law; Jurisprudence; Legal History; Federal Jurisdiction; Administrative Law; Civil Procedure





Jeffrey C. Tuomala began at Liberty University School of Law in 2003 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to help prepare for the law school’s inaugural year.  He served the previous three years as Associate Professor of law at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, AL, where he was also consultant to the Honorable Roy S. Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He taught at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA, for nine years.

Dean Tuomala’s particular interest in the application of theology to law is reflected in his publications which include Christ’s Atonement as the Model for Civil Justice, 38 AM. J. JURIS. 221 (1993); Just Cause: The Thread That Runs so True, 13 DICK. J. INT’L L. 1 (1994); The Value of Punishment: A Response to Judge Richard L. Nygaard, 5 REGENT U. L. REV. 13 (1995); The Law of Nature: Who Owns the Sea? 2 OAK BROOK C. J. of L. & GOV’T POL’Y 47 (2003); The Law of Nature and the Law of War, 2 OAK BROOK C. J. of L. & GOV’T POL’Y 99 (2003); Chinese and Western Worldviews: Implications for Law, Policy, and War, 6 Regent J. Int’l L. 91 (2008); and Marbury v. Madison and the Foundation of Law, 4 Liberty U. L. Rev. 297 (2010).  Most recently, his article Nuremberg and the Crime of Abortion was published in 42 U. Tol. L. Rev. 283 (2011).  Works in progress include The Right to Life in International Law and Its Application in Canadian Courts; and Proportionality, Military Necessity, and Unnecessary Suffering in the Law of War.

Retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, he had assignments in California, Washington, D.C., Okinawa, and North Carolina during eight years on active duty.  He served as a judge advocate in criminal prosecution and defense, legal assistance, and international law on active duty and for over in 20 years in the reserves. With a teaching specialty in the international law of human rights and armed conflict, he prepared materials and taught courses on four continents to military officers from more than 50 countries.

Dean Tuomala is committed to restoring the moral foundations of law. In addition to teaching, he has pursued that commitment having served as legal consultant both here and abroad. He argued the case of Regina v. Demers before the British Columbia Court of Appeals, addressing the unborn child’s right to life under international law and the Canadian Charter, which is currently under review by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He was also an international law consultant on the case of New v. Rumsfeld.

In private practice, Dean Tuomala served as a general practitioner in Geneva, OH, where he also served as city prosecutor and legal advisor to the city council as City Solicitor. He is a member of the Ohio Bar.  He stepped down from his position as Associate Dean in June 2011 to devote more of his time to scholarship and teaching.

Dean Tuomala’s publications are available at

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