I want to practice Constitutional Law. Can OBCL train me to be a Constitutional Lawyer?
Yes. Many OBCL graduates have decided to use their law degree to practice Constitutional Law, including First Amendment litigation, pro-life issues, religious liberty cases, and parental rights matters. In addition, our Constitutional Law professor is Jordan Lorence, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, one of the primary organizations protecting religious freedom, sanctity of human life and family values through the court system. Following is a sampling of graduates who are working in various positions that involve Constitutional Law:
Darren Jones, Esq. & Thomas J. Schmidt, Esq. - Mr. Jones and Mr. Schmidt are staff attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association based out of Purcellville, Virgina. Mr. Jones and Mr. Schmidt counsel and defend homeschool families who are experiencing legal difficulty.
Matthew McReynolds, Esq. - Mr. McReynolds is assistant counsel with the Pacific Justice Institute, a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. Matt has counseled thousands of individuals on a wide range of religious liberties, including church and politics, free speech, religion in the workplace, church land use, and separation of church and state. Matt has been involved with constitutional litigation at every level of the federal and state judiciary. He has argued cases for PJI in both federal and state trial courts, as well as a case involving same-sex marriage in the Washington Court of Appeal. In the last three years, he has also been featured in numerous news articles and radio interviews across the nation. Most recently, he has advised countless pastors and churches on the legality of supporting Prop. 8, the Protect Marriage Initiative.
Michael Reitz, Esq. - Mr. Reitz is general counsel of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation a non-profit organization with the mission to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government. Mr. Reitz's research has been published and cited by the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Seattle Times, and numerous other newspapers and periodicals. He is a co-author of To Protect and Maintain Individual Rights, a reference guide to the Declaration of Rights in the Washington Constitution.