Larry Presley

Professor Robert A. Robertson

Assistant Professor of Government

rarobertson1@liberty.edu

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Education

  • J.D., Regent University, 2000
  • B.B.A., Business Administration, University of Louisiana-Monroe, 1993

Areas of Specialization

Pre-Law, Law & Policy, Moot Court

Biography

Dr. Robertson is the chair of the Pre-Law program. After arriving at the Helms School in 2015, Dr. Robertson, along with Dean Akers, took on the arduous task of revising the Pre-Law program in order to assist students in focusing on career goals related to Pre-Law Studies. This included designing and redesigning courses such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Negotiations, Logic and Legal Reasoning, and Legal Ethics.

Dr. Robertson also serves as an instructor for Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, Jurisprudence, Torts, Legal Ethics, Negotiations, Logic and Legal Reasoning, Advanced Logic and Legal Reasoning and a graduate-level writing course: Introduction to Writing, Research, and Turabian. In addition, Dr. Robertson serves as the coach for the Helms School's nationally recognized Moot Court and Mock Trial teams.

Prior to accepting a position with Liberty University, Dr. Robertson was a partner in the law firm of  Allen and Gooch located in Lafayette, Louisiana. During his 14 years with Allen and Gooch, Dr. Robertson had a commercial and insurance defense practice in which he represented public and private entities with regard to liability, employer liability, property, construction and contractual matters. Dr. Robertson was fully responsible for managing the clients’ files for litigation purposes; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for public and private projects; drafting, reviewing and amending corporate documents for private entities; functioning as in-house counsel for private firms with regard to employment, contractual and/or regulatory matters.  As a practicing attorney, Dr. Robertson was counsel on several reported cases, which include:

Simon v. Belaire, 74 So. 3d 1250 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2011)
McMullen v. City of Sulphur, 863 So. 2d 698 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2003)
Lafayette Parish School Board v. Ratcliff Construction, 30 So. 3d 279 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 2010)
National Automotive Insurance Company v. Castleman, 968 So. 2d 819 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2007) and
La. Bag Co. v. Audubon Indem. Co., 2008 La. LEXIS 2762 (La., Dec. 2, 2008)

Favorite Scripture

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" 
- Psalm 27:2

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