Admissions & Aid

Your decision to become a lawyer means you are embarking on a life-changing journey that will require dedication. We encourage all prospective law students to begin their law school admissions process with a thorough review of our academic program offerings. We also invite you to join us for an on-campus or online event to engage with our admissions staff and faculty and gain an in-depth look at Regent University School of Law.View Regent Law’s current ABA Required Disclosure information, including our Employment Summary Report.

Admissions

Admission requirements vary by program. Select your program below to learn how to apply.

Master of Laws


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Transfer Credit Policy

Students admitted to Regent Law may request that graduate level coursework completed at another accredited college or university be applied toward their degree at Regent University. Read our Law School Transfer Credit Policy.


Joint Degrees
The Joint Degree program at Regent University offers students an opportunity to subsequently earn two master’s degrees from different Regent schools, which may reduce the overall number of credit hours required to earn those degrees. Students enrolled in the full-time JD program may obtain a joint degree in business, communication, counseling, or government, earning both degrees in significantly less time than would be required if they were pursued separately.

 

International Applicants

In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, international applicants need to submit supplementary admission requirements. These requirements will change depending on several factors, such as citizenship and visa status. For more information, please visit our International Students Admissions page.

 

Non-Degree Applicants
A lawyer or other professional who would like to increase his or her knowledge in highly specialized and rapidly changing fields of law may apply to law school for admission as a non-degree student for a maximum of 18 credit hours.

Non-Degree students:

  • May not transfer earned credits toward a degree-granting curriculum within the law school.
  • Are not eligible to receive financial aid and will submit all course assignments and participate in exams.
  • Must submit the Regent University Online Application
  • May pursue enrollment in selected classes at Regent Law, although priority registration is granted to students earning degrees from Regent University.

Deferring Applicants
One a case-by-case basis, a student may be granted a one-year deferment after being accepted to Regent Law. Learn more.

Financial Aid

Regent University and the School of Law are committed to recognizing and rewarding academic excellence. Regent Law awarded more than $4.4 million in scholarships and grants to the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 student body. In recent years, more than 95 percent of our JD students have received assistance through some form of financial aid. Regent Law students typically finance their law school education through a combination of personal and family resources, income from employment, educational loans, grants, and scholarship assistance. Additionally, some students secure on-campus graduate assistant positions to supplement their income.

Regent University has many forms of financial aid available* including scholarships, grants, tuition discounts for military and participation in the federal student loan program. Visit the university’s Financial Aid website for information regarding these opportunities.

The law school awards a variety of scholarships, grants, and endowments, which are listed below. Usually, one best award is made to students who qualify. All awards are made for the academic year for the fall and spring semesters. Typically, no awards are made for the summer semester.

All awards are made before the beginning of the academic year, which usually ends in July. Students who receive awards are notified via email. General and partnership awards are posted to student accounts immediately; no further action is needed. Endowed and named awards may require additional student action, which will be communicated via the notification email.

*Courses offered at our HILS host site in South Korea are not eligible for financial aid.

Expected Credit Hours Cost Per Credit Hour Total Tuition Before Aid
31 $1,140 $35,340

 

Academic Fees Average Award for
JD program
Net Cost Before Loans
$640 $14,978 $19,412

 

Stafford Loan Eligibility Grad PLUS Loan Potential Potential Loan Refund (After Loan Fees)*
$20,500 $18,087 $18,199

*Stafford Loan Fees are 1.051%; Grad PLUS loan fees are 4.204%.

Two Terms (Fall/Spring)
Books and Supplies $1,500
Room and Board $10,170
Transportation $2,925
Personal Expenses $3,150
TOTAL $17,745

 

Use this worksheet to calculate a picture of your financial needs.

Law School Scholarships, Grants & Tuition Discounts

Endowed awards are provided to the law school as approved by the university on an annual basis. Award amounts, which are determined by the performance of the endowments, vary from year to year. Most endowments entail specific criterion, and the law school will give an award based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership. Endowments are typically awarded to continuing students and are non-renewable.

A number of scholarship funds have been endowed to the law school and may be awarded annually pending the earning performance of the endowment. Regent Law will select recipients based upon academic performance, spiritual and student leadership, and other criteria as described by each endowment. Most endowed awards require recipients to submit a letter of appreciation to the endowment donor(s); this information will be included in the award notification. Most endowed scholarships do not renew.

  • Demonstrated excellence in Con Law research and studies
  • Recipient is selected by endowment committee
  • Resident of Central Florida with the intent to return to Central Florida to practice law
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time, student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time minority student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Concurrent FAFSA submission required
  • Preference given to a descendant or spouse of a graduate from the Regent Law Class of 1997
  • Secondary consideration given to a second-year, full-time student who achieved significant academic improvement during his/her first year
  • Expressed desire and exhibited potential to impact the legal profession or specific location/field of law
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Awarded to a current student who is a trial competitor
  • Recipient selected by the trial team coaches
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Preference given to students with the following profile: sons of ministers or missionaries, homeschooled, and domiciled residents of Louisiana.

Law Minority Scholarship

  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time or part-time, student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference is given to domiciled residents of Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Current FAFSA submission required

Lawyer’s Fund for Excellence

  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Award to a newly accepted student with an UPGA of 3.6 and top 20 percent national LSAT score
  • Renews for a second- and third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and interest in Family Law studies or practice
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated interest in Con Law with special focus toward religious freedom, traditional family values and patriotic heritage
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Recipient is selected by the School of Law dean
  • Demonstrated interest in constitutional law
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Robert F. and Sara M. Boyd Endowment Law Scholarship

  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Concurrent FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Commitment to the pro-life cause and defense of religious liberties upon graduation as evidenced in a required one-page essay addressing the student’s experience, goals and worldview relating to these issues
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second or third year, full-or part time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Awarded to an incoming or current law student in good academic standing who
    • Has overcome significant financial, personal, cultural, and educational obstacles to attend law school
    • Is committed to serving underprivileged and vulnerable communities during and after law school
    • Supports the mission of the Regent Hispanic Law Students Association
  • Priority will be given to Hispanic applicants, but all applicants will be considered
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Automatic renewal for the student’s third year as funds permit

Law School General Scholarships, Grants & Tuition Discounts

General law school awards are available to most students who satisfy specific award criterion. Funds are provided via the law school’s financial aid budget. Therefore, funding is limited and is typically exhausted by the beginning of the academic year. Most awards renew per the stated criterion.

  • Recognizes outstanding intellectual achievement, leadership ability and character that give promise to a legal career of special distinction
  • Given annually to a new, first-year student equivalent to full tuition
  • Must earn an LSAT score above the 80th percentile and an undergraduate GPA of 3.75
  • All materials submitted for admission will be used to determine the award recipient
  • Award renews at the existing amount with a cumulative 2.8 spring GPA
  • Renews at an adjusted amount with a GPA below 2.8
  • Typically ranges from $1,000 to $8,000
  • Awarded to new and continuing students based upon academic merit, demonstrated leadership, and harmony of Christian mission
  • Award renews at the existing amount with a cumulative 2.8 spring GPA
  • Renews at an adjusted amount with a GPA below 2.8
  • Typically ranges from $1,000 to $8,000
  • Awarded to new and continuing students who exhibit academic promise and a demonstrated commitment to serve in the public interest law sector upon graduation
  • Award renews at the existing amount with a cumulative 2.8 spring GPA
  • Renews at an adjusted amount with a GPA below 2.8
  • Typically ranges from $1,000 to $6,000
  • Awarded to new and continuing students who consistently exemplify excellence and maturity in the areas of spiritual character, academic promise, leadership and community involvement, and who have a desire to serve a minority community in their legal practice
  • Initial award requires a law school financial aid application and one-page essay including professional career goals relating to serving a minority community
  • Renews annually at the existing amount
  • Award amount is determined by LSAT and undergraduate
  • Award is in recognition of the contributions and achievements of Regent’s Black Law Student’s Association
  • Award renews annually at the existing amount with a minimum 2.6 cumulative spring GPA
  • A $500 scholarship per semester (maintained by good academic standing). If student qualifies for other awards, the student will receive the highest award for which (s)he qualifies.
  • Learn more.
  • Typically range from $1,000-$8,000
  • Requires a law school financial aid application and a concurrent annual FAFSA submission
  • Renews annually at the existing amount
  • Awarded to international students as they enter law school
  •  Award amounts vary and are based upon academic promise as indicated by test scores and undergraduate work, spiritual maturity, and other attributes identified by the admission committee.
  • Renews annually at the existing amount

If you do not qualify for DVA benefits, you may qualify for Regent Law’s military discount. Regent Law values the service of military members and their families. In recognition of their dedication and talents, qualified students who meet one of the following classifications are eligible for the following tuition discounts:

  • Active Duty or Veteran for 25 percent discount
  • NOAA and USPHS Officer for 25 percent discount
  • Spouse of Active Duty for 15 percent discount
  • Awarded at the discretion of the president of Regent University
  • Awarded to continuing students who place in the top 10 percent of their class and did not receive a merit scholarship in previous years
  • Award will be in lieu of other non-merit scholarships or grants
  • Renews at the existing amount with a continued top 10 percent ranking
  • Awarded to incoming students
  • Typically ranges from $1,000 to full-tuition
  • Awarded to new students based upon academic merit, calling, and harmony of Christian mission
  • Award renews at the existing amount with a cumulative 2.8 spring GPA
  • Renews at an adjusted amount with a GPA below 2.8

Law School Named Scholarships

Awarded to continuing students only (2Ls and 3Ls)

Named awards entail very specific criterion and may require an essay and/or faculty recommendation. Named awards availability and amounts vary year to year, and recipients are selected by the law school.

  • Established through an endowment provided by the surviving family of Mrs. Jean B. James
  • Granted to a married student who is obedient to God’s call to a mid-career redirection
  • Candidates must be committed to a strong family life and demonstrate academic strength at the honors level, or significant academic improvement after one year of legal study at Regent University
  • Candidates should show significant professional promise as demonstrated in prior work experience or in other substantial endeavors before or during his/her first year at Regent
  • Nominations are encouraged from law faculty and administration
  • Selection will be determined by the James family
  • Award is non-renewable
  • Established in memory of John W. McCormick, one of the founding faculty members of Regent University School of Law
  • Given to a law student who consistently demonstrates a characteristic love for Christ and service to others that so permeated the life of John W. McCormick
  • Preference is given to a married student
  • Granted annually to a student who demonstrates the qualities of servant leadership and perseverance in his/her academic, church and family responsibilities based upon Matthew 20:26-28, Hebrews 12:1-2 and Philippians 3:12-14
  • Application essay should be in response to: how do you press and reach for the upward call of God in your personal Christian walk and service to others (per the scriptures noted above) while fulfilling the demands of law school
  • A nomination by a member of the law school faculty or administration is required
  • Selection will be determined by the donors
  • Award is non-renewable
  • Established in honor of Jay Alan Sekulow, chief Counsel for the ACLJ
  • Equivalent to full tuition; may be shared between students or awarded in its entirety to one student
  • Must possess excellent academic credentials, strong leadership skills, spiritual maturity and a commitment to a legal career defending religious liberties upon graduation from Regent Law School
  • Nominations from the ACLJ carry significant weight
  • Preference is given to new qualified candidates

1L Law School Partnership Scholarships

Awarded to new, first-year students; renewed for continuing students.

Partnership scholarships require prior affiliation with the named ministry, including a letter of recommendation from the current staff member of the ministry chapter in which the student participated.  Awards are typically made as students enter law school and include renewal requirements.

Regent University School of Law, in partnership with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries (XA) has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with Chi Alpha. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including an XA recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law XA Scholarship flyer.

The XA Scholarship is a merit-based award; therefore, it will renew annually with a minimum cumulative Spring Semester GPA of 2.8 (firm). Renewal of this scholarship is generally at the existing level.

The Cru Scholarship is a merit-based award; therefore, it will renew annually with a minimum cumulative spring semester GPA of 2.8 (firm). Renewal of this scholarship is generally at the existing level.

In partnership with the Fellows Initiative, Regent Law has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with the Fellows Initiative. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including a Fellows Initiative recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law Fellows Initiative flyer.

The Fellows Initiative Scholarship is a merit-based award; therefore, it will renew annually with a minimum cumulative spring semester GPA of 2.8 (firm). Renewal of this scholarship is generally at the existing level.

Regent University School of Law, in partnership with IVCF, has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with IVCF. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including an IVCF recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law IVCF Scholarship flyer.

The IVCF Scholarship is a merit-based award; therefore, it will renew annually with a minimum cumulative spring semester GPA of 2.8 (firm). Renewal of this scholarship is generally at the existing level.

In partnership with The Navigators, Regent University School of Law has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with The Navigators. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including a Navigators recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law Navigators Scholarship flyer.

The Navigators Scholarship is a merit-based award; therefore, it will renew annually with a minimum cumulative spring semester GPA of 2.8 (firm). Renewal of this scholarship is generally at the existing level.

LSAT Prep

Optimizing your LSAT score is an important step to successfully moving toward your degree in law and qualifying for academic scholarships. Regent Law wants to help you succeed.

LSAT Prep Workshop

Regent Law offers two LSAT Workshop sessions that focus on the three types of LSAT multiple-choice questions. Additional LSAT components include sessions on the LSAT writing section, legal ethics and education from a Christian perspective, and the process of applying to law school. Both sessions are required.

Instructors include law school student scholars and the associate dean for student affairs. Members of Regent University’s Phi Alpha Delta are eligible for a workshop discount. Plan now to participate in this important opportunity where you will learn:

  • How to estimate time for each question.
  • Which question types to spend additional time practicing.
  • Systematic, substantive techniques to prepare you for test day.

Register now for the Regent LSAT Prep Workshop >

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About the LSAT

The LSAT is composed of five 35-minute multiple-choice sections and one 30-minute writing section. The multiple choice sections include:

  • One Reading Comprehension Section
  • One Analytical Reasoning Section
  • Two Logical Reasoning Section
  • One Experimental Section (Includes questions similar to those in one of the previously mentioned sections.)

 

The Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT tests your ability to deconstruct an argument. The Prep Workshop will focus on how to analyze a Logical Reasoning question and identify assumptions and/or fallacies in each argument presented. At the end of the sessions, you should be well-equipped to analyze and answer Logical Reasoning questions.
Watch a 5-minute overview video on logical reasoning. wmv

This section of the LSAT measures your ability to understand a system of relationships and reach conclusions about those relationships. The Prep Workshop will provide the study skills you need to attack the Analytical Reasoning section. You will learn how to recognize the three types of Logic Games and work through them efficiently.
Watch a 5-minute overview video on analytical reasoning.

The Reading Comprehension questions on the LSAT are designed to test your ability to understand complex passages and make connections between the different parts of those passages. The questions are aimed at testing your ability to “read between the lines,” as you will be required to do in reading legal cases. The Prep Workshop will focus on teaching the skills necessary to read critically and accurately under time pressure.
Watch a 5-minute overview video on reading comprehension. 

Reading Comprehension Passage. (You will be prompted to pause the video and read this passage).

The Official LSAT SuperPrep, Law School Admission Council, 2007.

  • 10 New Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests, Law School Admission Council, 2012.
  • Barron’s How to Prepare for the LSAT, 11th edition, Barron’s Educational Series, 2005.
  • The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible, 4th edition, David M. Kilorian, Power Score Publishing, 2013.
  • The PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible, David M. Killoran, PowerScore Publishing, 2009.
  • Master the LSAT, revised edition, Jeff Kolby, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010.
  • LSAT: Law School Admission Test, 9th edition, Thomas H. Martinson, Arco Publishing, 1999.
  • Everything You Need to Score High on the LSAT, Thomas H. Martinson, Arco Publishing, 1998.
  • The Best Test Preparation for the LSAT, 7th edition, R. K. Burdette, et. al., 2000.
  • Law School Admission Council: 215.968.1001; www.lsac.org.
  • Other LSAT Prep Strategies

 

Law School Guides

  • The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools, Law School Admission Council, published annually.
  • ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, American Bar Association, published annually.
  • So You Want to be a Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Law as Career, Law School Admission Council, Three Rivers Press, 2000.
  • Succeeding in Law School, 2nd edition, Herbert N. Ramy, Carolina Academic Press, 2010.
  • 1000 Days to the Bar: But the Practice of Law Begins Now, 2nd edition, Dennis J. Tonsing, William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2010.

Other Websites & Online LSAT Registration

Law School Information:

LSAT Commercial Prep Course