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Center Initiatives

1. TEACH

Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Curriculum (LARW). Regent believes that mastering fundamental Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing skills is a must for the making of a successful attorney.

Practicums. Regent Law offers three clinical opportunities—the Civil Practice Clinic, practicums, and a third-year practice certificate—that allow students to obtain lawyer clinical experience in authentic legal environments and develop fundamental skills that will help them fulfill their legal callings with excellence.

Through the Civil Practice Clinic, students partner with the local Legal Aid office and serve low-income clients in the Hampton Roads area, helping to improve their quality of life by advocating for issues such as the reinstatement of unemployment and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

Practicums equip students with hands-on training in bankruptcy law, civil practice, child advocacy, and immigration law. Students can also obtain a third-year practice certificate, which allows them to gain on-the-job experience while practicing law in Virginia under the supervision of a practicing attorney

2. PRACTICE

Externships. Regent’s strong regional and national partnerships enable students to extern for course credit in a wide variety of legal settings. Students also have the unique opportunity to observe and participate in one of our country's foremost public interest law firms, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Civil Practice Clinic. The Civil Practice Clinic serves clients whose household income is at or below the federal poverty line, handling landlord/tenant, consumer, selected domestic relations, and administrative matters. Under the immediate supervision of an experienced attorney, students have direct responsibility for handling 20-30 cases per semester, from initial interviews to conclusion of representation.

Third-Year Practice Certificate. A third year practice certificate allows students to appear in court and before administrative tribunals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With the certificate, students are able to better capitalize on their internships, externships, and part-time legal jobs.

 

3. ENGAGE

Advocacy Skills Boards. Regent students perform well in virtually all skills arenas.  Students who participate in skills boards boost their research and strategizing skills, network with local attorneys and judges, and enhance their career prospects.

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Student Scholarship. Regent Law student publications offer students the opportunity to hone their writing and editing skills while enhancing their knowledge of the legal field by serving with a law student publication.  A sample of our student scholarship will be available online soon.

Events. Regent Law students engage the community through academic symposia and other forums throughout the year.  Recent topics have included:

  • Advocating for our Adolescents
  • Human Rights
  • College Culture, Sexual Violence, and Due Process
  • Immigration

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