Regent Law’s Honors Program provides exclusive academic and
professional experiences to select entering students and those who
have performed near the top of their first-year law school class.
Honors students take select courses in sections open only to them.
- In the first semester of the first year, honors students participate in a special section of Christian Foundations of Law taught by Regent Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch.
- Honors students enjoy a special honors section of at least one of the other first-year
common law doctrinal courses: Torts, Contracts, Property, or Civil Procedure.
- Honors students also take select upper-level courses in small, honors-only sections.
Honors students also enjoy special professional events.
- Honors Program participants have been privileged to meet with prominent speakers, including Distinguished Professor of Law and Government and former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Distinguished Professor of Government and Leadership and retired United States Admiral Vern Clark.
Honors Program Student Profile
(Average statistics for participants 2011–2013)
Mean LSAT: 161.3
Mean UGPA: 3.64
Profile equivalent to schools ranked in U.S. News & World Report Top 25
|Comparison of Objective Admissions Statistics
of Top-Tier Schools in VA
|School1||LSAT (25%)||LSAT (75%)||UGPA (25%)||UGPA (75%)|
|U of Virginia (7)||164||171||3.53||3.93|
|William & Mary (35)||161||166||3.45||3.84|
|Regent U Honors||159||164||3.48||3.92|
|Washington & Lee (24)||159||165||3.4||3.73|
|George Mason (39)||156||164||3.31||3.79|
|U of Richmond (58)||158||163||3.21||3.6|
1Class entering 2012 – current U.S. News ranking in parentheses.
- Honors Program participants take classes with other high-performing students and enjoy a high level of in-class intellectual engagement.
- Honors Program classes are smaller than classes at most law schools, which enables faculty members to engage students at an enhanced level.
- Honors Program participants enjoy greater curricular flexibility by having fewer required courses during the second and third years.
- Admitted incoming students with the following minimum LSAT/UGPA are offered admission to the Honors Program:
LSAT 160 and UGPA 3.2
LSAT 158-159 and UGPA 3.4
LSAT 156-157 and UGPA 3.6
- Admitted incoming students with an LSAT of 158 and above and other strong academic indicators may also be considered for admission to the Honors Program.
- Rising second-year students can enter the Honors Program by finishing in the top 15% of their class at the end of the first year of law school. All students must maintain a law school GPA of 3.0 to continue in the Honors Program.
"The Honors Program at Regent has been a wonderful way to connect with students from a wide variety of backgrounds who have similar goals and academic ambitions. It's an ideal way to create study groups and a learning environment that fosters the Christian academic prowess needed in the legal field today." – Rebecca Knight
"With smaller class sizes, the Honors Program has helped me connect with my classmates to a greater degree than I ever thought possible. The more in depth class discussion provided through the Honors Program, along with the opportunity to meet great leaders such as General John Ashcroft and learn from Dean Brauch, has both enriched and empowered my 1L experience at Regent University School of Law." – Nicole Tutrani
"The Law Honors Program has given me the opportunity to study subjects in a small classroom setting that really facilitates student/professor interaction and general camaraderie throughout the class. I was privileged to study Christian Foundations of Law and Property with an engaging and intellectually challenging group of people who have become some of my closest friends at Regent. One situation that really demonstrated this support and friendship was found right after our Christian Foundations of Law final last semester. It was the last final in a grueling two weeks of exams and many people were planning on heading home for Christmas in the next few hours. Despite this desire to get home, every student in the class, upon completing the exam, waited in the hall for the rest of their classmates to finish and welcomed those emerging from the room with hugs and emphatic words of encouragement." – Ethan Stowell