Regent Law Student Groups

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 organization is currently inactive.

  • The 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.
  • 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 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 provides law student student involvement opportunities available through activities with 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.
  • 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 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 principal goal of the International Law Society (ILS) is to bring student attention to the university's mission of "Christian Leadership 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.
  • The Law Wives Association of Regent University has been established to support and encourage spouses of law students.
  • 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 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 an academic fraternity of Regent Law School. PAD provides students with opportunities including networking, service, and professional development.
  • 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.
  • Regent Democrats
  • Regent Republicans
  • 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 Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) sponsors a monthly forum for speakers who discuss litigation, presents tips for those interested in a litigation practice, and helps students find summer job opportunities involving litigation. The TAB hosts an Intramural Trial Competition each spring.
  • 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) - Regent Site 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.

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