Regent Law Student Organizations

Regent offers numerous activities for law students. The following groups provide opportunities for connecting with classmates and community involvement. Whether you are looking for avenues for spiritual growth and community service, or seeking a social or professional network, these groups are key for law school student involvement.

Student Organizations

The Regent Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) is comprised of both second- and third-year law students. The Board conducts mock negotiations for the Negotiations class and mentors Negotiations students in the early portion of the course. Additionally, the ADR Board focuses on client counseling, mediation and negotiation. Each of these areas is a unique lawyering skill, and the ADR Board’s goal is to train and equip our board members and classmates to be excellent in all three. The board participates in, hosts and has enjoyed success in numerous regional and national competitions and administers its own annual intramural negotiation competition.

The American Bar Association (ABA), Law Student Division has three objectives: serve students with educational needs, suggest ways students can serve their clients once they become attorneys, and provide students with service opportunities in the community.

The James Kent Chapter of American Inns of Court is part of an 800-year-old English tradition brought to this country by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger to encourage passing down high standards of ethics and excellence within the legal profession. Through our local chapter, selected third-year students are united with judges and respected senior lawyers in a formal mentorship program that encourages high standards of ethics and civility. Participating students receive firsthand insight into legal issues.

The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) at the Regent University School of Law exists to encourage and support students as they pursue their calling to serve and remain responsive to the social, political, and academic promotion of the Asian Pacific American community.

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has two primary goals: to promote community service in neighboring black communities and to be a vehicle of spiritual, academic and cultural awareness, and support for black law students.

The Business Law Society’s (BLS) mission is to integrate the Christian faith into the practice of commercial, corporate, and transactional law. To accomplish our goal, BLS partners with the university and the community to provide law students with learning opportunities available through activities involving students, faculty and members of the local bar.

Founded in 1961, Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a professional organization of over 4,500 attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, paralegals, and their families who desire to do justice with the love of God.

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the student government organization for the university. Law school student involvement in this group provides the opportunity to facilitate the exchange of ideas among the other schools at Regent and represent the student body to the university’s administration.

The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. Members seek to promote an awareness and an understanding of the USA’s founding principles, and believe in constitutionally limited government. They also view the separation of governmental powers as a central component of the U.S. Constitution and the responsibility of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

The Society includes three divisions: student, lawyer and faculty. The student division encompasses more than 5,000 law students nationwide at accredited law schools. The national office provides speakers and other assistance to local chapters.

The Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) at Regent University School of Law exists to encourage and support Hispanic and non-Hispanic students as they pursue their calling to serve and remain responsive to the social, political, and academic promotion of the Hispanic community.

The SBA Honor Council has authority to consider allegations of student misconduct pursuant to the process established in the Regent University School of Law Honor Code.

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society (IPELS) provides a forum for Regent students and legal professionals to meet and discuss the subjects of intellectual property, entertainment, and sports law. The goal of IPELS is to educate Regent students regarding legal issues and potential employment in these areas, and to encourage Christian involvement and participation in these fields. IPELS desires to operate as a witness of the good news of Jesus Christ to the Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law communities at large, while encouraging Regent students to be salt and light in those communities.

The International Law Society (ILS) seeks to foster a sense of global service and awareness at Regent University by inviting speakers and international leaders to Regent; engaging students in discussions, conferences, and forums; providing information on volunteer and job opportunities in international law and business; and helping students recognize the global dimension of Regent’s mission to train Christian leaders to change the world.

Founded in 2014, Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy (JGJPP) is a Christian academic journal dedicated to scholarly publications on all issues effecting global justice both in domestic and international law.

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Who? Everyone – our services are open to the Regent Community and the public.
Where? Moot Courtroom in Robertson Hall
When? Every Thursday from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

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The Law Wives Association of Regent University provides support and encouragement to spouses of law students. Through various activities members connect with one another for fellowship, encouragement, and training in service, so they may, in turn, support and encourage their husbands through the challenges of law school.

The Moot Court Board is dedicated to equipping students with the skills to be effective advocates. Students are encouraged to build their advocacy on sound legal reasoning and their commitment to God. The Moot Court Board works within the Regent Law School community by hosting the annual Regent Cup Competition in the fall for second- and third-year law school students, and the annual 1L Moot Court Competition in the spring. Additionally, they host two interscholastic competitions each year: The American Collegiate Competition and the Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. The board also assists Regent students in the development of oral and written advocacy skills through participation in various external regional and national competitions.

The Newman Society is an organization of Catholic students. The Society is committed to helping students develop spiritually. It sponsors weekly masses and an annual Red Mass on Regent University’s campus. In addition to its spiritual emphasis, the Society offers an array of social activities for law students, as well as opportunities for community involvement.

Founded in 2008, Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is a professional co-ed law fraternity of Regent Law School. Phi Alpha Delta’s mission is to advance the integrity, compassion, and courage of its members through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. Phi Alpha Delta offers a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in networking events, community service activities, and professional development forums.

The Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR) seek to provide a venue through which students can act to begin eliminating the inequality of legal resources in our country. PILAR strives to bring awareness of legal public interest issues to law students and to offer opportunities to connect with local attorneys serving the public interest. Each year, PILAR provides summer grants to qualified law students so they may gain experience in public interest fields during their 1L and 2L summers. Ultimately, PILAR’s goal is to call and equip future Christian lawyers to serve the public interest with the legal talents they have been given.

The Regent Democrats allow students to connect with others who hold similar political views.

The Regent Republicans allow students to connect with others who hold similar political views.

Regent Students for Life (RSFL) provides the Regent community the opportunity to discuss and engage the culture on all aspects of life: abortion, post-abortion, adoption, disability discrimination, euthanasia, stem cell research, genocide, RU486, abstinence, and much more. This group provides an opportunity for educated, mannerly debate, discussion, and service to others, and for all Regent students, faculty, staff and community members to come together as one body to serve those in need for Christ.

The Regent University Law Review is fulfilling its vision to “provide a forum for a Christian perspective on law and the legal profession, especially through the application of biblical principles to law.”

The purpose of the Republican National Lawyers Association Law Student Chapter (RNLA) is to advance professionalism, advance open, fair and honest elections, advance career opportunity, advance Republican ideals, and fulfill Regent’s mission of “Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

The Rutherford Institute (TRI)* is a nonprofit legal and educational organization dedicated to defending religious people who are persecuted or oppressed for their beliefs, ensuring that they are treated fairly in the courts and are free to express their beliefs without fear. The Rutherford Institute has five priority areas through which they will accomplish this goal: 1) defend free speech in the public arena, 2) protect the fundamental human rights of religious persons from oppression, 3) advance international human rights, 4) support the sanctity of human life, and 5) preserve the sanctity of the family and the rights of parents. The Regent University Student Chapter is dedicated to the TRI priority areas and supports it through paid legal research, on-campus lectures, video presentations, and discussions.

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is dedicated to providing a Christian forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government at Regent University School of Law. The SBA provides law students with representative leadership to the law school and the university. The SBA also has a strong history of providing social and ministry occasions for the entire community. Studying law is a unique privilege and the SBA seeks to provide students with the best law school experience attainable. Student governance is granted to the Student Senate by the Student Bar Association Constitution.

The Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) assists in training law students in the art of trial advocacy and procedural litigation skills, while integrating Christian ideals into the courtroom, with the ultimate goal of molding students into aggressive Christian advocates. The Trial Advocacy Board will achieve this mission by providing students with opportunities to attend and compete in national trial advocacy competitions, host periodic seminars and sponsor an annual intramural trial advocacy competition.

The Virginia Bar Association Law School Council (VBA LSC) at Regent facilitates connecting Regent Law students with both the state and local bar associations. It is a branch of the Virginia Bar Association through its Young Lawyers Division.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program enables School of Law students to volunteer through the IRS’s national VITA program. During participating years, law students can receive tax preparation training, pass IRS certification tests, and serve qualified, low-income community members by preparing federal and state tax returns.