These men were soon joined by a team of equally passionate individuals willing to give of their time and knowledge to see this vision become reality. Professor Robert Barth, then the Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at Regent University, became a founding professor at Oak Brook, dedicating much of his time to developing the Biblical and worldview aspects of the curriculum. He, along with Eric Rucker, Robert Caprera, Tracy Banks, and Russell Templeton, all successful attorneys in their various fields, formed a group of professors dedicated to the vision of Oak Brook, and to the students whom they would train. A second group of individuals were soon added to oversee administrative aspects of the program and further curriculum development, and in 1995 Oak Brook’s inaugural class was launched.
More than 20 years later, the vision of Oak Brook has been realized again and again, as graduates achieve academic and professional success. More importantly, it is realized as our graduates use the legal education they have earned to advance the Gospel of Christ both personally and professionally, truly becoming advocates for truth, counselors of reconciliation, and ministers of justice.