Lynn R. Buzzard
Lynn Robert Buzzard has brought to the faculty a long-term engagement with lawyers, courts and NGOs on global issues including judicial independence, religious liberty, refugee and asylum issues. His involvements over a 35-year span have included cases, conferences, teaching and advocacy in a wide range of contexts including China, Russia, Mongolia, Armenia, Albania, Ecuador, Korea, and Georgia.
Drawing on his broad contacts in the international community, the law school developed programs for law student study in Korea and Guatemala, and special projects involving students processing asylum claims involving Russian religious dissidents in the late 80s.
With his background in theological studies and ministry with churches and religious NGOs, he has written five books and a series of monographs on issues of nonprofit church and state law, religious liberty, church law and policy, and church incorporation issues. He served for 10 yeas as the Editor of the Religious Freedom Reporter.
Before joining the Campbell Law faculty in 1985, he served for 15 years as the first Executive Director of the Christian Legal Society, a national organization of lawyers and its advocacy arm, the Center for Law and Religious Freedom. He has been active in Advocates International, serving as Chairman of the Board overseeing a global network of lawyers addressing issues of judicial independence, peace-making, rule of law and religious liberty through networks in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. During a sabbatical at Campbell, he was recruited to be the founding Dean of the Handong International Law School in South Korea, a graduate, American-style law school with an international curriculum and student body, and served for several years as Dean. Handong and Campbell developed cooperative study programs and student exchanges. Recent engagements include serving on the Peace and Justice Commission of the Baptist World Alliance.