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Regent Law Achieves Record-Breaking Employment and Ranks as a Top School for Judicial Clerkships

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 28, 2021) – Regent University School of Law is pleased to announce the highest employment percentage in the school’s history – landing at 96% for the class of 2020, according to the National Association for Law Placement 10-month employment calculation. Regent Law also ranked 22nd in the nation for judicial clerkships.

“Regent University School of Law has a proven record of producing practice-ready, purpose-driven attorneys who impact the world,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “Achieving this record-breaking employment rate and judicial clerkship rate are extraordinary milestones for Regent Law and, more importantly, significant victories for our graduates.”

Of the class of 2020, 22.08% of graduates have secured judicial clerkships to date, ranking Regent 22nd in the nation for judicial clerkships. 51.85% of the 2020 honors graduates have secured judicial clerkships. Graduates in the class of 2020 hold positions at federal and state courts and other federal departments, including:

  • United States Federal District Court
  • United States Federal Court of Claims
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Second Judicial District of Alaska
  • United State Department of Justice, Honors Program
  • United States Air Force JAG Corp.

2020 Graduates also secured positions at top law firms, including:

  • Troutman Pepper
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • Pierce McCoy

“Regent Law students receive the highest caliber of legal training to prepare them for successful careers in the legal profession,” said Mark Martin, dean of the Regent University School of Law and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. “Reaching the highest employment rate in our history reflects the hard work of our students and the rigor of our program.”

To learn more about Regent Law, visit www.regent.edu/law.

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About Regent University

Founded in 1978, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with over 11,000 students online and on campus in Virginia Beach, VA. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study, including business, communication and the arts, cybersecurity and technology, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing and healthcare, and psychology. Regent University tops the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia and is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Along with a commitment to academic excellence, what sets Regent apart is its mission to prepare Christian leaders to change the world.

About Regent Law

Regent Law’s more than 3,300 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law is currently ranked 22nd in the nation for obtaining judicial clerkships and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. 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, and an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies.