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95% of Graduates Employed within 10 Months of Graduation (NALP, 2021)

20th Highest in the Nation. The National Average is 84.4%. Access Employment Statistics
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New Online Bachelor's in Law Program

Fully online B.A. in Law Degree Program to be Launched in Fall 2022. Regent’s “3+3” Program Allows Qualified B.A. in Law Students to Move into Juris Doctor Studies. Explore the Program
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Top 5 in the Nation for Public Policy

Regent Law School was Recognized as Top 5 in the Nation for Public Policy, Alongside Duke, Georgetown, and Harvard Law Schools, by PreLaw Magazine, 2022. Learn About Regent Law
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The Regent Law Advantage

Whether you are interested in a J.D. to practice law, an online M.A. in Law for legal training to expand your professional expertise, or an LL.M. to enhance your knowledge and credentials, Regent University School of Law will equip you to excel.

  • 95% of Regent Law graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation (NALP 2021).
  • Class of 2020: 100% first-time passage rate on the Uniform Bar Exam. 100% first-time bar passage rate in 14 states. 100% first-time passage rate for Honors. Ranked 55th in the nation for first-time bar passage, at 90.62%.
  • 20th in the Nation, Ultimate Bar Passage (97%), 2019. Highest overall bar passage rate among all eight Virginia law schools in both July 2017 and February 2018.
  • 28th in the Nation, Judicial Clerkships, 2021. 18% of the class of 2021 secured judicial clerkships.
  • 11th in the Nation, Moot Court (Houston Law Center 2022).
  • Tied 12th in Nation: Teaching Quality, Princeton Review (Best Law Schools 2022).
  • Learn from Regent Law School’s nationally prominent faculty.

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Ranked Among the Best Law Schools The Princeton Review, 2022
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Equipping students to be purpose driven & practice ready.

Our alumni work in all 50 states, D.C., and over 20 nations, serving as distinguished lawyers, judges, professors, government leaders, and public interest advocates.

From winning religious freedom cases at the United States Supreme Court, to representing businesses in China, to rescuing victims of human trafficking in Nepal, Regent Law alumni impact the world.

If you want a law school program that provides a rigorous and Christ-centered education, practical skills training, and faculty mentorship to assist you in fulfilling God’s calling and making a difference, we invite you to become a part of the Regent University School of Law

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Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Courts
  • Various Federal Administrative Courts
  • State Supreme Courts: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington
  • State Courts of Appeals
  • State District Courts
  • State Circuit Courts
  • Family Courts
  • Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts
  • Balch & Bingham LLP (AL)
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP (KY)
  • Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols (CA)
  • Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC (TN)
  • Clark & Ward, PLLC (KY)
  • Cooper Levenson, PA (NJ)
  • Cooper & Scully, PC (TX)
  • Covington & Burling LLP (DC)
  • Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos LLP (FL)
  • Holton Yates, PC (VA)
  • Glasser & Glasser, PLC (VA)
  • Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman (IN)
  • Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle (VA)
  • Hirschler Fleischer (VA)
  • Hunton & Williams (VA)
  • Ice Miller (IN)
  • Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, PC (VA)
  • Jones Day (CA)
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (NC)
  • Kaufman & Canoles (VA)
  • Keating Muething & Klekamp (OH)
  • Kemp Smith, LLP (TX)
  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (DC)
  • Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook (MI)
  • Krieg DeVault LLP (IN)
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (DC)
  • Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, PC (VA)
  • Morgan Lewis (DC)
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (SC)
  • Oliff & Berridge PLC (VA)
  • Otto, Lorence & Wierderstein, PLLC (IA)
  • Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC (VA)
  • Patton Boggs, LLP (DC)
  • Pender & Coward (VA)
  • Polsinelli Shughart, PC (AZ)
  • Poole & Mahoney PC (VA)
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren (WI)
  • Semmes, Bowen & Semmes (MD)
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon (MO)
  • Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC (PA)
  • Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC (WV)
  • Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP (KS)
  • TaylorWalker, PC (VA)
  • Vandeventer Black, LLP (VA)
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, SC (WI)
  • Willcox Savage (VA)
  • Williams Mullen (VA)
  • Winstead Sechrest & Minick, PC (TX)
  • Wolcott Rivers Gates (VA)
  • York Williams, LLP (NC)
  • Kotzebue, AK, Second District Superior Court 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
  • Kenensville, NC, District Court
  • Lexington, NC, District Court
  • Sampson County, NC, District Court
  • Mansfield, OH, County Domestic Relations Court
  • Pendleton, OR, Circuit Court
  • Del Rio, TX, County Court
  • Waxahachie, TX, County Court
  • Lovingston, VA, General District Court
  • Lynchburg, VA, Circuit Court
  • Newport News, VA, General District Court
  • Newport News, VA, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • Norfolk, VA, Circuit Court
  • Norfolk, VA, General District Court
  • Portsmouth, VA, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • Virginia Beach, VA, General District Court
  • Virginia Beach, VA, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • American Family Association
  • Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard JAG Corps
  • Community Defense Counsel
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Family Law Assistance Program
  • Free Congress Foundation Center for Law & Justice
  • Home School Legal Defense Association
  • Jubilee Campaign, USA
  • Judicial Watch, Inc.
  • Just Law International PC
  • National Legal Foundation
  • Oklahomans for Children & Family
  • Samaritan House
  • Southern Alleghenies Legal Aid
  • Tidewater Legal Aid
  • University of Virginia Associate General Counsel
  • Harvard (Lecturer)
  • Handong
  • Regent
  • Trinity
  • William & Mary
  • Liberty
  • Banaras Hindu
  • Texas A&M
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Success Stories

“As a young women who was raised in a Christian family in the Middle East, I cannot thank you enough for choosing to extend this kind support to me. ”

May-Lee Melki, J.D., 2023 Scholarship Recipient

“Regent gave me an understanding of how to think about law and how to think like a lawyer; it also gave me practical classes and training to do good and help people.”

Corrynn Peters, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2003 Founding Partner of Phillips & Peters, PLLC

“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

“At Regent, I became interested in issues of social justice. A big part of my calling is really around leveraging the market to do good. I believe if God is leading students here, He will open the door to a meaningful role where they are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Kyle Westaway, J.D., 2006 Lecturer, Harvard Law; Managing Partner, Westaway Brooklyn, New York

“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
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August 9, 2022
Regent University Named the Best Online Christian College in America Again

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 9, 2022) – Regent University has been ranked by BibleCollegeOnline.com (BCO) as the  Best Online Christian College in America— for the second year in a row. “We are incredibly honored to be …

August 3, 2022
Regent University Launches 17 New Certificates That Can Be Completed in as Little as One Semester

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 3, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce the launch of 17 new undergraduate certificates – offered both online and on-campus in Virginia Beach, VA. These …

July 29, 2022
Regent University School of Nursing Ranks #3 in Hampton Roads

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 29, 2022) – Today, Regent University announced that the School of Nursing has been ranked among top nursing program by the Nursing Schools Almanac 2022. The program landed in the #3 spot in Hampton Roads …

July 28, 2022
Regent University Invites High School Students to College Preview Weekend, October 6-8, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 28, 2022) – On October 6- 8, 2022, Regent University will host College Preview Weekend for hundreds of high school juniors, seniors, transfer students, and their families. As …

July 27, 2022
We Are Messengers to Bring The Wholehearted Tour to Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 27, 2022) – Regent University is proud to host the chart-topping Christian band We Are Messengers during its fall leg of The Wholehearted Tour, presented by Compassion International. The band will …

July 15, 2022
What to Look for in a College Committed to Campus Safety

Campus safety is one of the top concerns of college students and their parents. But how do you determine whether a school is dedicated to campus safety for its students, staff, and community? Let's review some key things to look for when …

July 14, 2022
Regent University Wins Top Honors in the Coastal Virginia Magazine Awards

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 14, 2022) – Regent University was awarded Overall Gold winner as the “Best Private College/University ” in the region according to the Coastal Virginia Magazine Awards 2022. “Regent …

July 14, 2022
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin Appoints Dr. William L. Hathaway to Board of Psychology

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 14, 2022) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that he has appointed Dr. William L. Hathaway to serve on the Board of Psychology for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  …

July 11, 2022
5 Benefits that Military-friendly Colleges Have to Offer

Military-friendly colleges offer a high-quality educational experience that men and women who serve our nation deserve to experience. Whether you're active-duty military personnel, reserve, National Guard or veteran, you can enjoy distinct …

July 5, 2022
Regent Law Hires Two New Faculty Members—Both Yale Law Graduates—for Fall 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 5, 2022) – Today, Regent University School of Law announced the appointment of two new members of its faculty, Erin Morrow Hawley and David D. Velloney.  Both Hawley and Velloney are …

July 1, 2022
Heading to School? Check Out These 7 Tips for How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

Wondering how to stay safe on a college campus? Fortunately, Regent University is ranked the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia by YourLocalSecurity/Safe Streets, an ADT-authorized provider. Regent is also …

July 1, 2022
Regent University Appoints New Director of Athletics Michael W. Allen 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 1, 2022) – Today, Regent University appointed Michael W. Allen as its new Director of Athletics. Allen will oversee 11 NCCAA Division I sports, and all coaches and staff in the Regent Athletics …

June 28, 2022
FRC and Regent University Release Joint Study Linking Religious Freedom to Economic Well-Being

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) – Regent University and Family Research Council released a new report today titled "Why International Religious Freedom is Vital to International Development: Causal …

June 24, 2022
Robertson Center for Constitutional Law Celebrates Pro-Life Victory at Supreme Court

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 24, 2022) – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , which overruled two major abortion cases; Roe v. Wade and …

June 24, 2022
Start Your Path to a Degree with Early College Enrollment

An Early College program is one of the best ways for high school students to get a head start on  their academic and professional goals. One Colorado study found that students who took courses through these programs were 23% more …