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Robertson Hall, which houses Regent University's law school in Virginia Beach.

Regent University Unveils New B.A. in Law Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 15, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce that it will launch a fully online Bachelor of Arts in Law degree program through the School of Law in Fall 2022. 

“Our new law program is an innovative and important addition to our celebrated School of Law offerings,” said Dr. William Hathaway, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “This program is built on excellence and will equip graduates with the foundational understanding of law systems and the legal processes.”  

The Bachelor of Arts in Law is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in a legal setting, such as a parole officer, case manager, court specialist, law clerk, legal mediator, court-appointed special advocate, and more. Regent’s “3+3” program enables qualified B.A. in Law students to move into Juris Doctor studies after three years of undergraduate work—saving J.D. students both time and money.  

“Regent Law School’s Bachelor of Arts in Law degree program is the fastest way for new college students to prepare for careers in law-related fields, delivered from a thoroughly Christian worldview. And with Regent’s exciting 3+3 program that combines the senior year of college with the first year of J.D. studies, a student can move from high school to the bar exam in just six years!” said Brad Jacob, J.D., associate dean for Online Programs. 

On completing the B.A. in Law, students will be able to: 

  • Communicate knowledgeably and effectively in a legal setting, including technical and administrative skills required for non-attorneys in the legal profession. 
  • Assist in reviewing legal contracts, interviewing clients and witnesses, and formulating and critiquing legal arguments. 
  • Apply biblical, historical, and contemporary legal principles and rules that govern civil, criminal, and family matters.  

To learn more about the Law at Regent University’s School of Law, call 877.267.5072 or visit


About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with more than 11,000 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 is 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 ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).

About Regent Law

Regent Law’s more than 4,465 graduates practice law in all 50 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law currently ranks in the top 11 percent of all law schools for graduates 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.