Two-Year Accelerated Juris Doctor
- Bradley Knox, J.D. '94
Aflac, VP and Counsel
for Federal Affairs
"Regent's unique dedication to
vigorously incorporating a
Biblical worldview into the
standard coursework forced me
to think beyond the text
and toward incorporating
into everyday problem-solving."
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On-campus Degree Overview
Regent Law understands the unique challenges facing today’s aspiring lawyers who want to become equipped to address the most pressing issues of our time. We have responded by offering the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in an accelerated, two-year format.
Accelerated J.D. students will have the added benefits of saving considerable time and living expenses while pursing the program and entering the job market one year sooner than students in a traditional three-year program—all while earning the same academically rigorous legal education taught from a Christian worldview and focused in the key areas of Torts, Contracts, Property, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Business Associations, and Evidence.
Accelerated J.D. Program Highlights
Credits: 90 credit hours
Format: Offered entirely on our Virginia Beach campus
Results: Juris Doctor degree
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Features: At Regent Law, students have the opportunity to earn academic credit by studying and observing the law in action in international settings, and applying the law hands-on through the Center for Advocacy Skills' externships and clinical opportunities, internships through the Center for Global Justice, and internships at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
Two-year Course Schedule
Summer I: 13 credits (Christian Foundations of Law, Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, and Evidence)
Fall I: 15 credits (Civ Pro I, Contracts I, LARW I, Property I, Torts I, Con Law II)
Spring I: 15 credits (Civ Pro II, Contracts II, LARW II, Property II, Torts II)
Summer II: 14 credits (10 credits plus required legal externship)
Fall II & Spring II: 33 credits
Upon completion of all program requirements and passing of the Bar Examination, Juris Doctor graduates will be eligible for positions involving administrative law/regulated industries, constitution and public law, corporate and commercial law, family law, health law, intellectual property, international law, legal theory and history, legal history, litigation, property/real estate, taxation, wills, and trusts.
Integration of Faith and Law
Faith-law integration is exemplified by "Christian Foundations of Law," a required course introducing students to the historical and philosophical roots of English and American law. The course encourages students to ask: "Why?" "Why do we enforce contracts?" "Why do we punish crime?" "Why do we forbid the taking of life, liberty, and property without due process of law?"
By exploring a multidisciplinary breadth of classic texts in history, philosophy and theology, full-time and part-time students gain an appreciation of the Biblical foundations of the law and legal institutions of the United States.