Before coming to Liberty University School of Law in 2003 to help prepare for its
inaugural year, Dean Tuomala was Associate Professor of law at Thomas Goode Jones School
of Law in Montgomery, AL, for three years 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. 

Recently 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. He has a teaching specialty in the international law of human rights and armed
conflict and has 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 also serves as 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. 

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Nuremberg and the Crime of Abortion, Faculty Publications and Presentations (2011)

The crime of abortion played prominently in two international trials held at Nuremberg following World...

 

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Marbury v. Madison and the Foundation of Law, Liberty University Law Review (2010)
 

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