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Our rigorous, ABA-approved legal curriculum is grounded in Christian faith and values, developing a different kind of lawyer, one uniquely equipped to serve a broad spectrum of clients with excellence, humility and integrity.
Rather than integrating a Christian legal perspective at the expense of academic content, Regent supplements the curriculum by asking students to carefully explore the foundations of the law.
Alumna and Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Teresa Hammons (A.B. Harvard; J.D. Regent University School of Law) describes Regent's Christian perspective as the “extra” added on to a rigorous academic program.
Regent Law is known for an outstanding faculty. Trained at some of America's top law schools and sharing a broad range of practical expertise, Regent Law faculty are well equipped to train the next generation of Christian lawyers.
But beyond their exemplary training and experience, Regent Law faculty are uniquely known for their rapport with students. We have 30 full-time and 28 part-time/adjunct faculty members who are accessible, genuinely concerned about student welfare and fervently committed to student learning.
Second-year law student Brandon Furlong shared a conversation he had regarding Regent Law faculty:
“I was talking with an attorney recently who asked about my impressions of Regent. I told him the professors really focus on legal concepts and explain things clearly.
I shared with him that I’ve talked to students from other law schools who say that some of their professors don’t teach the material; they tell stories or give their opinions, so the students end up having to teach themselves. The attorney replied, ‘I ask people frequently, and that seems to be the general consensus - the professors at Regent Law TEACH!'”
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.
What good is a rigorous legal education if it is not translated into real life experience? At Regent Law, students have opportunities 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).
The rigorous, practical integration of faith and law within the academic curriculum at Regent Law reflects our belief that law is more than a profession. It’s a calling.