Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Why should you come to Regent for your LL.M.?
A: Not only does our program offer broad exposure to a wide range of American law topics, but it does so in the context of a Christian community of students, professors, and friends.
- Q: What courses will I take?
A: In addition to standard courses in American law, our comprehensive LL.M. curriculum allows students to take courses in many different areas, including but not limited to: corporate, commercial and transactional law; constitutional law; public law; alternative dispute resolution; intellectual property law; family law; and criminal law and procedure, among others.
- Q: What exactly is a Christian law school?
A: We do more than just provide our students with a fully accredited legal education. We integrate a solid foundation of Christian faith and values into the curriculum, and we instill in our students the principles of excellence and integrity in every course we teach. Whether as judges, legislators, human rights advocates or in public or private practice, our graduates make a difference wherever they are called to serve.
- Q: What about your faculty? And what's life like on campus?
A: In addition to having a rigorous academic program taught by a distinguished faculty of Christian legal scholars, we are located on a beautiful campus just minutes from the beach, and we offer a diverse and supportive Christian community.
- Q: Will I receive financial aid?
A: The School of Law may award partial assistance based upon academic promise and need. Click here for full information regarding financial aid.
- Q: Will this degree enable me to take an American bar exam?
A: Although the primary purpose of this program is not bar exam preparation, some U.S. states allow attorneys from other countries who earn an LL.M. degree at an accredited U.S. law school to take the state bar exam. The eligibility requirements vary from state to state. It is the applicant's responsibility to determine if he/she would be eligible, after earning our LL.M. degree, to take an American bar exam. If an applicant is pursuing the LL.M. for the purpose of qualifying for a bar exam, he/she should investigate this issue thoroughly prior to committing to earn this degree. Please contact the relevant state bar officials to find out more information about bar exam eligibility.
- What is Regent University's Quality Matters (QM) Program?
A. Regent University is a subscriber of the Quality Matters (QM) Program. QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. There are three primary components in the Quality Matters Program: The QM Rubric, the Peer Review Process and QM Professional Development. The QM Rubric incorporates principles from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Learning objectives, assessment and measurement, instructional materials, learner interaction and engagement, and course technology are critical components.
The Quality Matters process is designed to ensure that all reviewed courses will eventually meet expectations. The QM process is integral to a continuous quality improvement process. The QM Rubric is based on national standards of best practice, the research literature, and instructional design principles. The QM Rubric and process are designed to promote student learning.
- Are all of the courses taught in English?
All of the courses are indeed taught in English. This is necessary not only because the vast majority of American legal writing is in English, but also the fact that if the foreign law graduate taking the LLM program wants to take a bar exam, that exam will be in English and greater English proficiency is a necessity.
Regent's LLM in American Legal Studies seeks to develop the writing skills of its students. Every student must take a research and writing course which builds English proficiency, and for online students, all of their weekly posts using Blackboard are in English. Regent's online program is not a "diploma mill." Regent's program requires weekly written interaction between students and their professor, and is therefore more rigorous than similar programs.
Please contact us if you have questions or need more information.