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Regent School of Law in Virginia Beach

Regent Law Achieves Highest U.S. News Ranking in School History

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Apr. 9, 2024) – Regent University School of Law earned its highest ranking in school history in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 Best Law Schools Ranking. Today’s newly published list ranks Regent as 108th in the nation—moving up 17 spots from last year. Regent Law has risen 39 places in the past three years—the third most of any law school in the nation.

“Regent Law has incredible momentum. We’ve risen farther and faster than almost anyone thought possible.  Our school and students are thriving like never before,” said Brad Lingo, dean of Regent University School of Law. “At Regent Law, we prioritize our mission over rankings. But it’s still rewarding to see U.S. News recognize our success.  And it’s even better to know that we’re doing it while remaining true to our distinctly Christian approach to legal education.”

The 2024-25 Best Law Schools Rankings measured 196 law schools accredited and fully approved by the American Bar Association. U.S. News & World Report based 75% of the rankings on objective measurements, including employment outcomes, bar passage rates, admissions selectivity, and student-faculty ratio. The remaining 25% of the ranking was based on the votes of law school administrators, faculty, lawyers, and judges.

Regent Law’s leap in the U.S. News rankings is part of a broader renaissance at Regent Law. Recent rankings and accolades include: 

  • Tied 1st in the Nation for Public Policy by preLaw Magazine, 2024       
  • 9th in the Nation for Moot Court, 2023
  • Tied 16th in the Nation for First-Time Bar Passage, 2023
  • Tied 1st in the Nation for Professors: Accessibility by Princeton Review, Best Law Schools, 2023

Click here for more information on the programs and admission process at Regent University’s School of Law.

About Regent Law

Regent Law’s more than 3,500 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges.  The School of Law is currently ranked 38th in the nation for obtaining judicial clerkships and tied 1st in the Nation for Public Policy. The school offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three-year and part-time formats, an online M.A. in Law, an online M.A. in Financial Planning & Law, an on-campus and online LL.M. in Human Rights, an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies, and an online B.A. in Law.

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world.  The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology.  Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 12 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2024).