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About Tory L. Lucas

Professor Tory L. Lucas 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 students, graduate students, and law students.

Professor Lucas began his legal career as a trial lawyer/litigation associate in private practice in Iowa, focusing on civil litigation, labor and employment law, insurance law, tort law, school law, and municipal law. After gaining valuable trial and appellate experience in private practice, Professor Lucas turned to a government practice, where he served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force. Stationed in Alabama and Tennessee, his assignments included Chief of Information Law, Chief of Civil Law, and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. His 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). Professor Lucas then served as a 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, and next for Judge Pasco M. Bowman II in Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Lucas also served as District Director for his friend, U.S. Congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska's Second Congressional District.

Like his practical background, Professor Lucas’s academic career has also been broad and diverse. Professor Lucas has served on various faculties as a visiting professor at Creighton University School of Law, Stetson University School of Law, and the University of Nebraska College of Law, and as an adjunct professor at Troy State University and Bellevue University. 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.

Professor Lucas has 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. He has also published articles in the South Texas Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Creighton Law Review, the Nebraska Lawyer, and the Iowa Lawyer.

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 received his B.A. degree in History and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Culver-Stockton College, his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law, and his LL.M. degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where he was honored to be the Arthur Mag Fellow of Law.


Present Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law

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  • Disability Law
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Property II
  • Property I


2004 LL.M., Arthur Mag Fellow of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City ‐ School of Law
1992 - 1995 J.D., Creighton University ‐ School of Law
1988 - 1992 B.A., Pillars for Excellence Scholar, Culver-Stockton College

Published Scholarship (17)

Honors Program Scholarship Presentation (2)

Law Review Symposium (1)