Career & Alumni Services

Career & Alumni Services maintains an extensive resource library containing materials for preparing professional résumés, drafting cover letters, researching job opportunities and identifying professional networking strategies. Students are provided career planning guides to address their needs in each year of study. Additionally, workshops and individualized counseling sessions allow students to learn about career options, identify career interests and areas of personal strength, and develop networking and interviewing skills.

Attorneys and judges from the Hampton Roads area and members of the law faculty routinely participate in panel discussions and presentations on judicial clerkships, governmental positions, private firm employment, public interest employment and nontraditional career options.

An important avenue for connecting law students with local judges and practitioners is the James Kent American Inn of Court, an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors and students that holds programs on ethics, legal studies and professionalism to improve the practice of law. At Regent, the James Kent American Inn of Court invites a select number of third-year students to join as student members and provides networking opportunities with members of the bar in a nonlegal setting.

Employment Facts

A top concern of students is finding a job after law school. Regent Law understands that. While you are in law school, career development will be a critical component of your education. From the beginning of the first year of law school, the law school career services office provides you with guidance in the areas of professional development and employment. We host employers on campus and maintain an extensive library of materials—all designed to assist in law student career placement upon graduation. Our alumni practice law in 49 states and overseas, distinguishing themselves as judges and judicial clerks, partners and associates in law firms, or mayors and legislators. We can’t wait to hear your Regent Law success story!

 

Facts & Stats

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Additional Charts Detailing Employment Status, Job Type, Firm Size, and Employment by Region

Class of 2015 | Class of 2014 | Class of 2013

 

Bar Passage Rates (2011-2015)

  • 96 percent of our graduates who had an LSAT score above 160 passed the bar exam on their first attempt.
  • 90 percent of our graduates who had an LSAT score above 155 passed the bar exam on their first attempt.
  • 83 percent of our graduates who had an LSAT score above 150 passed the bar exam on their first attempt.

 

Regent Law Student Employment & Summer Internships

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Panels & Programs

The law school career services office offers a variety of panels, workshops, and informational sessions to assist students in all aspects of their career search and preparation. Regent Law is committed to preparing you for the important task of finding a job after law school. Past programs include:

  • Virginia Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn: Job Searching in Today’s Economy
  • 1L Resume Blitz
  • Resume & Cover Letter Program
  • Mock Interview Program with Local Attorneys
  • Dress for Success Program
  • Speed Networking
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop
  • “How to Get a Job” Program
  • 1L Orientation
  • Rules of Engagement for Summer Associates
  • Social Networking & Your Job Search
  • Professional Development Series

 

Career Panel Series

  • Judicial Clerkship Program
  • Solo Practitioner Program
  • JAG Corps Programs (Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard)
  • Blackstone Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Internship Program

 

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Alumni Employment

Regent Law graduates have entered private practice in law firms throughout the United States, and have secured positions as elected and appointed judges in numerous courts. Regent Law students have been particularly successful in securing highly competitive judicial clerkships. Many have also served in organizations devoted to public interest and constitutional law issues. Below is a sampling of where our alumni are employed.

 

Regent Law students have been particularly successful in securing highly competitive judicial clerkships, including the following:

  • United States Bankruptcy Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts

State Supreme Courts:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Nationwide:

  • State Courts of Appeals
  • State District Courts
  • State Circuit Courts
  • Family Courts
  • Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts

Regent Law graduates have also entered private practice, including the following law firms:

  • Balch & Bingham, LLP (Alabama)
  • Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols (California)
  • Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC (Tennessee)
  • Clark & Ward (Kentucky)
  • Cooper Levenson, PA (New Jersey)
  • Cooper & Scully, PC (Texas)
  • Covington & Burling (Washington, D.C.)
  • Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos (Florida)
  • George Yates & Assoc. (Virginia)
  • Glasser & Glasser, PLC (Virginia)
  • Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC (Kentucky)
  • Hirschler Fleischer (Virginia)
  • Huff, Poole & Mahoney, PC (Virginia)
  • Hunton & Williams (Virginia)
  • Ice Miller (Indiana)
  • Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, PC (Virginia)
  • Jones Day (California)
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman (North Carolina)
  • Kaufman & Canoles (Virginia)
  • Keating Muething & Klekamp (Ohio)
  • Kemp Smith, LLP (Texas)
  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
  • Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, DeNardis & Valitutti (Michigan)
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge (Washington, D.C.)
  • Midkiff, Munice & Ross, PC (Virginia)
  • Morgan Lewis (Washington, D.C.)
  • Morris York Williams Surles & Barringer (North Carolina)
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP (South Carolina)
  • Oliff & Berridge, PLC (Virginia)
  • Otto & Lorence Law Firm (Iowa)
  • Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC (Virginia)
  • Patton Boggs, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
  • Pender & Coward (Virginia)
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuran (Wisconsin)
  • Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, PC (Maryland)
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Missouri)
  • Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC (Arizona)
  • Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC (Pennsylvania)
  • Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC (Virginia)
  • Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP (Kansas)
  • Taylor & Walker, PC (Virginia)
  • Vandeventer Black, LLP (Virginia)
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, SC (Wisconsin)
  • Willcox & Savage (Virginia)
  • Williams Mullen (Virginia)
  • Winstead Sechrest & Minick, PC (Texas)
  • Wolcott Rivers Gates (Virginia)

Regent alumni also serve as elected and appointed judges, including:

  • District Court Judge; Kenensville, N.C.
  • District Court Judge; Lexington, N.C.
  • County Domestic Relations Court Judge;
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Circuit Court Judge; Pendleton, Ore.
  • County Court at Law Judge; Del Rio, Texas
  • County Court at Law Judge; Waxahachie, Texas
  • General District Court Judge; Lovingston, Va.
  • Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Judge;
  • Newport News, Va.
  • General District Court Judge; Virginia Beach, Va.

Many Regent Law students, responding to a call in public interest or constitutional law, have served at the following organizations:

  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • American Family Association
  • Community Defense Counsel
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Family Law Assistance Program
  • Free Congress Foundation
  • Center for Law & Justice
  • Home School Legal Defense Association
  • Jubilee Campaign, USA
  • Judicial Watch, Inc.
  • Just Law International, Inc.
  • National Legal Foundation
  • Oklahomans for Children & Family
  • Southern Alleghenies Legal Aid
  • Samaritan House
  • Tidewater Legal Aid

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Regent University School of Law firmly expects that employers will observe the principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity with respect to classifications protected by law, in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.

Bar Admission & Exam

In order to join the legal profession and work as a lawyer in the United States, individuals must be licensed by the state or territory in which they plan to practice. The federal government does not license lawyers. Most states require prospective attorneys to graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass a state-administered bar exam, pass an ethics exam, and satisfy character and fitness standards.

In some cases, it is possible to seek admission to two different states during the same testing period. This depends on whether the two states offer the state-specific portions of their bar exams on different days of the week. Attorneys admitted to one or more states may seek admission to another state either by motion or by taking the new state’s bar exam. This varies by state.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. (ABA Standard 504(a) Qualifications for Admission to the Bar).

Bar Exam Information

Every state offers its bar exam during the last week of July and the last week of February. Most exams consist of a Multistate Bar Exam and one or two days of state specific testing. The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is a six-hour, 200-question, multiple-choice exam covering six subjects (Torts, Property, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Criminal Law). The state specific portion of the exam typically consists of essay questions that test the applicants’ knowledge of various subject areas.

State Bar Admission Requirements for All States: Comprehensive guide to bar admission requirements.

Bar Admission Offices for All States PDF: Contact info for bar admissions offices across the United States.

Bar Review Courses: Links of available bar review courses.

Comprehensive Bar Exam Information: Provided for each state.