About Regent Law
In a close-knit community of scholars, our students receive rigorous legal training plus the added benefit of a Christian perspective through which to view the law.
Our unique academic curriculum provides for an open, scholarly analysis of how the Christian faith impacts legal study and practice.
Our students enjoy an excellent and rigorous legal education, outstanding professors, and supportive classmates.
In response to the unique challenges future lawyers presently face, Regent now offers an accelerated two-year J.D. program in addition to traditional full and part-time programs.
Students enrolled in the two-year J.D. program save considerable time and living expenses while earning the same academically rigorous Regent legal education taught from a Christian worldview.
Our programs are taught by a prestigious and gifted faculty actively involved in students' lives. At Regent students study alongside professors from Harvard, Yale, the University of Chicago, and other notable institutions of higher learning.
Students also have the exceptional opportunity to be taught by former U. S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, ACLJ Chief Counsel Dr. Jay Sekulow, and others who complement a faculty with broad expertise in constitutional law, family law, alternative dispute resolution, corporate law, and intellectual property law.
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One of our most distinguished graduates, Robert F. McDonnell, currently serves as the 71st Governor of Virginia. Other graduates serve in the nation's top 100 law firms, in public service and in local, state and national government positions.
Regent’s first-time Virginia Bar exam pass rate for 2012 graduates, including both the February and July bar exams, was 81.5%. The overall Virginia Bar exam first-time pass rate for the February and July exams combined was 76.9%.
Over the last three years (2010-2012), Regent’s nationwide first-time Bar takers (all states) passed at an average rate of 82.8%.
The most recent first-time bar pass rates for all 2010-2012 Regent Law graduates, all states, with corresponding LSAT breakdowns, are as follows:
97% of our graduates who had an LSAT score above 155 passed the bar exam on their first
89% of our graduates who had an LSAT score above 150 passed the bar exam on their first
Regent University School of Law’s Center for Advocacy trains students in the legal skills of negotiation, trial advocacy and appellate advocacy, developing competition teams that have seen extraordinary success and are among the top teams in the nation.
Regent Law’s advocacy teams have won over 60 national and regional championships, best brief, and best oralist awards.
View a complete list of team wins here in addition to recent highlights below.
2012 National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) Regional Competition Championship
2012 ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Regional Championship
2010 National Black law Students Association (NBLSA) International Negotiation Competition Championship
2010 TYLA National Trial Competition Regional Championship
2009 National Pretrial Competition Championship
Are you passionate about human trafficking, human rights, and doing something to put an end to global injustice? Regent Law students, alumni and faculty refuse to turn a blind eye to the overt injustices endured by human beings at home and abroad.
Our Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law provides with students classroom training, funded international internships, and clinical opportunities to serve as advocates for the oppressed around the world.
With a financial aid program in excess of $4.1 million, approximately 90 percent of law students receive some type of federal aid, and approximately 80 percent received aid in the form of Regent scholarships and grants.
Regent Law continues to expand its global reach and impact.
Our faculty has taught in South Korea, India, and Romania, among other countries. Law students can also take advantage of international study opportunities in France, England, Spain, South Korea, and Uganda.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is one of our nation's most influential public interest law firms.
Headed by Chief Counsel Dr. Jay Sekulow, the ACLJ operates offices on the Regent campus, providing law students with unparalleled opportunities to participate in current religious and civil liberties cases taking place today.
Law students also have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses taught by Dr. Sekulow including a seminar on recent Supreme Court cases and a course in Supreme Court History. Other ACLJ attorneys also teach as part of the ACLJ academic concentration.
To be the most influential, Christian, transformational university in the world.
We aspire to this vision as defined by these specific attributes and measured collectively.
Mission: Regent University serves as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a Biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world.
These values are central to Regent and have guided it since its founding:
- Christ First: Regent University has as its focal point the teachings, practices and person of Jesus Christ, and fosters a trans-denominational environment.
- Excellence: Regent University will be recognized for its excellence in education, scholarship, service and workplace environment.
- Leadership: Regent values authentic, servant leadership and seeks to equip leaders to have a global impact.
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