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J.D. Flex – Part-Time Juris Doctor Program

Pursue Your Juris Doctor Part-Time with Regent’s J.D. Flex Program

The J.D. Flex (Part-Time Juris Doctor) program is a flexible option for professionals who wish to remain employed while they study law part-time. You will complete the same rigorous program as full-time students and learn from the same law professors through J.D. Flex. Moreover, as part-time J.D. students take fewer hours each semester compared to full-time students, you have increased flexibility to select courses that fit within your personal and professional schedules. Students in our part-time law program will generally be able to earn their Juris Doctor degree in four to five calendar years. To apply for the J.D. Flex program, applicants need to check the box on the application indicating part-time study and submit an addendum explaining their reason for wanting to participate in the part-time program. The Admissions Committee will consider all factors when deciding whether to admit an applicant to the part-time, J.D. Flex program.

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Determine Your Credit-Hour Capacity WITH J.D. FLEX

Enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours and a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. Although first-year J.D. Flex students are offered their choice of sections, all first-year courses are available only during the day and on campus in Virginia Beach.

Sharpen Your Legal Skills THROUGH A PART-TIME J.D. PROGRAM

Focus on legal analysis, writing, and problem-solving.

Advance Your Knowledge

Explore classic texts in history, philosophy, and theology, and gain an appreciation of the biblical foundations of the law and legal institutions of the United States.

LEARN FROM THE BEST IN REGENT’S J.D. FLEX PROGRAM

Regent Law’s rating for Professors: Accessibility was tied for the highest score in the nation among the 168 law schools that were surveyed, its score of 96 for Professors: Teaching tied for 16th best in the nation, and its score for overall Academic Experience was tied for 38th.

ABA Required Disclosures

On completing the J.D. program, you can:

  • Apply your knowledge in legal areas such as contracts, civil procedure, property, and family mediation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure.
  • Apply appellate advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrate sound legal analysis, legal research, and problem-solving.

Career Opportunities

  • Administrative law/regulated industries
  • Constitution and public law
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Family law
  • Health law
  • Intellectual property
$164Thousand
Approximate mean annual wage for lawyers, 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jurisprudential survey of the foundations of law, including the development of higher and natural law theories, the influence of higher and natural law and Christian principles on the development of Anglo-American law, and the rise and influence of modern legal philosophies.
Introduction to the lawyer’s roles and responsibilities; duties to God, clients, courts, and bar, ethical and moral challenges; and development of a moral code and ethical decision-making framework. Includes assessment of students’ God-given gifts, consideration of how their strengths intersect with legal opportunities, and how to pursue a professional calling. Pass/Low Pass/No Pass.
The principles controlling the performance and breach of contracts, rights of third parties, as well as additional consideration of remedies for breach of contract.
Civil liability resulting from breach of duties arising from common law as distinguished from duties imposed by contract or criminal law, focusing especially upon negligence, invasion of privacy, and defamation.
Introduction to the law library and to the use of the full range of source materials available to lawyers and judges in the practice of law. Complete written projects designed to develop legal writing and research skills necessary for the practice of law.
Introduction to the law library and to the use of the full range of source materials available to lawyers and judges in the practice of law. Complete written projects designed to develop legal writing and research skills necessary for the practice of law.
Procedures and rules governing the process by which a civil lawsuit proceeds through the federal system, including the rules governing pleadings, claims by and against the defendant, pretrial discovery, summary judgment, judicial involvement in case management, the trial and appeal; joinder of claims and parties, and the preclusive effect of a judgment in one suit involving one or more of the same parties in a successive suit. Prerequisite: LAW 551 or LAW 851 (LL.M. students).
The law and biblical principles pertaining to the acquisition, ownership and use of real property; landlord-tenant law; easements; covenants and servitudes; transfers of interests in real property, including an examination of merchantable title, deeds, legal descriptions, conveyancing, recording systems and title assurance, adverse possession, and land use controls.

Application Deadline

Applications for the Juris Doctor law degree are accepted between September 1 and July 31.

LSAT Deadline:

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  • Early Commitment Program: Regent Law’s Early Commitment Program (ECP) is a binding decision program with exclusive benefits for those who commit to enroll at Regent Law by March 1, if admitted. Accepted students choosing to enroll under the Early Commitment Program are eligible to receive enhanced scholarship opportunities, priority consideration for Faculty Scholar Fellowships and a $1,000 tuition scholarship for the first year of law school. Once admitted to this program, the applicant must withdraw all other law school applications and may not initiate applications to any other law schools.
  • International Applicants: encouraged to apply by January 15

For part-time, J.D. Flex program seating availability information, please contact the Office of Law Admissions & Financial Aid at 757.352.4584 or lawschool@regent.edu. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with most applicants being notified within three weeks of the date that the application and all supporting documents are received by the Office of Law Admissions & Financial Aid.

Application for entry into Regent Law is available through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website until July 31.

Please carefully note the following information as you begin your law school application process.

Admissions Criteria for J.D. Degree

The Regent Law admissions committee seeks to do more than simply enroll those with the greatest academic potential. We admit men and women who demonstrate academic ability, as well as a commitment to the university’s mission as a Christ-centered institution.

The admissions committee for the part-time, J.D. Flex program, comprised of faculty members, associate deans, and the director of admissions, evaluates applicants according to the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement (GPA, course rigor, and institution(s) attended)
  • LSAT scores
  • Mission fit
  • Responses to the questions in the application for admission
  • Career accomplishments
  • Skills relevant to the practice of law

Prerequisites for the J.D. Program

All J.D. applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from an approved college or university prior to beginning their legal studies. The Admissions Committee does not recommend any single major or undergraduate field of study, but welcomes majors ranging from political science to engineering, and from biblical studies to psychology.

Once you have fulfilled the admission requirements listed in the application process below, you may be contacted for an admissions interview, which is by invitation only.

Medians

  • LSAT Score: 156
  • GPA: 3.64

Admissions Decisions

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with most applicants being notified within three weeks of the date that the application and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office.


Juris Doctor Application Process

  1. Application: Apply online via Law School Admission Council (LSAC). For technical issues, contact LSAC Help Desk at 215.968.1393.
  2. Application Fee: Pay a $65 nonrefundable fee by check or money order to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
  3. Transcripts: Send official transcripts from all attended institutions to LSAC. If admitted before completing your bachelor’s degree, submit an official final transcript to Regent Law School before matriculating.
  4. LSAT Scores: Take the LSAT and enroll in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Visit the LSAC website for test dates. Regent University hosts an LSAT Prep Course twice a year and offers information on prep resources. The admissions committee considers the highest LSAT score but reviews all scores and application materials when rendering a decision.
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Submit at least one Academic Recommendation, or a General Recommendation if out of school for five years or more. A Spiritual Recommendation is encouraged. Limit recommendations to four, sent via LSAC’s LOR Service. Note: Recommenders, not the applicants, must upload the letters through LSAC’s LOR Service.
  6. Personal Statement: Provide a 500-1,000 word essay outlining your motivation for studying law at Regent and any relevant skills or experiences.
  7. International Applicants: Follow the International Admissions Checklist, including a TOEFL score of at least 100 or a Duolingo score of 125. For queries, contact lawschool@regent.edu or the International Students Office.

Submit all admissions materials through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Note: Submitted materials are not returnable.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7156$4,290
Master of Laws (LLM)$1,035 (On-Campus)
$725 (Online)
6$6,210
$4,350
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,36011$14,960

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7159$6,435
Master of Laws (LLM)$1,035 (On-Campus)
$725 (Online)
9$9,315
$6,525
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,36015$20,400

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

J.D. Program Fees Per Semester

Student Bar Association$80 (per semester)
Bar Preparation Program Fee$430 (per semester)**
Classroom Response Tech Fee$13 (per semester)

**To be fully vested and eligible to receive the bar preparation review course upon graduation for no additional cost other than postage, a $250 refundable materials deposit, and state sales tax. J.D. students must pay the $430 fee for six semesters.

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance 2024-25
Full-time J.D. (Fall/Spring Combined)

Tuition$40,800
University Fees$1,700
Program Fees$1,046
Loan Fees$326
Books & Supplies$2,000
Food$5,792
Housing*$13,120
Transportation$4,224
Personal$5,056
Total$74,064

*Estimated off-campus housing cost. If living in on-campus housing, the amount may vary.

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

J.D. Program Fees Per Semester

Student Bar Association$80 (per semester)
Bar Preparation Program Fee$430 (per semester)**
Classroom Response Tech Fee $13 (per semester)

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7156$4,290
Master of Laws (LLM)$6906$4,140
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,29511$14,245

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7159$6,435
Master of Laws (LLM)$6909$6,210
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,29515$19,425

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

J.D. Program Fees Per Semester

Student Bar Association$80 (per semester)
Bar Preparation Program Fee$430 (per semester)**
Classroom Response Tech Fee$13 (per semester)

**To be fully vested and eligible to receive the bar preparation review course upon graduation for no additional cost other than postage, a $250 refundable materials deposit, and state sales tax. J.D. students must pay the $430 fee for six semesters.

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance 2023-24
Full-time J.D. (Fall/Spring Combined)

Tuition$38,850
University Fees$1,700
Program Fees$1,046
Loan Fees$326
Books & Supplies$2,000
Food$5,792
Housing*$13,120
Transportation$4,224
Personal$5,056
Total$72,114

*Estimated off-campus housing cost. If living in on-campus housing, the amount may vary.

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

J.D. Program Fees Per Semester

Student Bar Association$80 (per semester)
Bar Preparation Program Fee$430 (per semester)**
Classroom Response Tech Fee$13 (per semester)

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.
**To be fully vested and eligible to receive the bar preparation review course upon graduation for no additional cost other than postage, a $250 refundable materials deposit, and state sales tax. J.D. students must pay the $430 fee for six semesters.

Joint Degree Options

The Juris Doctor may be combined as a joint degree with the following programs: MBA, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, M.A. in Communication or M.A. in Journalism, M.A. in Christian Ministry, M.Div., M.A. in Government, MPA, M.A. in Counseling.

Learning Outcomes

On completing the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of substantive and procedural law and the biblical underpinnings of law.
  • Demonstrate sound legal analysis, legal research, and problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in legal contexts, both orally and in written form.
  • Articulate the decision-making framework by which the student will make ethical decisions in the practice of law.
  • Perform the skills needed for one entering the legal profession to be able to participate competently and ethically in the legal profession.
  • Create a strategic plan for the student’s career path and to follow God’s call.

Noah Dipasquale, J.D., Class of 2017

“I make it my personal mission to show the legal world that Regent offers a top-notch legal education and produces lawyers who are highly skilled in their profession and have integrity in their conduct. My goal is to inspire every attorney, judge and client I meet to seek out Regent alumni when they are looking to hire a lawyer.”

Andrew Kartchner, J.D., 2013

“Regent really prepares students to face the legal field’s constant changes. The professors teach you how to research. Even though I never took business law classes that might be helpful now, I’ve been given the tools to find the answers I need.”

Kristen Jurjevich, J.D., 2010

“I would put Regent up against the finest law schools. Regent provided me with a top-notch legal education. Quality academic instruction is required of any law school, but Regent went a step further by providing faculty and staff who genuinely cared for and supported the students.”

Teresa Hammons, J.D., 1988

“I'm honored to be where I am right now. The Museum of the Bible and Regent are a big part of that.”

Joshua Charles, J.D., 2017 Bestselling Author, Historian, Researcher, & Speaker

“When I began working for the state of Texas, I immediately began putting the values of servant leadership and ethics I learned at Regent into practice. My Christian faith holds me together and helps me fight tooth-and-nail as an advocate for justice. ”

Grace Pandithurai, J.D., 2010 Assistant District Attorney