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96% of Graduates Employed within 10 Months of Graduation (NALP, 2021)

20th highest in the nation. The national average is 84.4%. Learn About Clerkship Rates
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Regent Law School Alumna Joins McGuireWoods in D.C.

Former U.S. Department of Education Deputy General Counsel Farnaz Thompson Joins McGuireWoods’ Labor & Employment Department as a Partner. Read About Her
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"A" Rated for Trial Advocacy (Top 18 in the Nation)

"A" Rated for Trial Advocacy by preLaw Magazine, 2021. Be Equipped for Excellence. Learn About Regent Law
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The Regent Law Advantage

Whether you are interested in a JD 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.

  • 96% of Regent Law graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation (NALP 2020).
  • 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.
  • 14th in the Nation and #1 in Virginia, Judicial Clerkships (25%), 2020. 22% of the class of 2020 secured judicial clerkships, ranking Regent Law 22nd in the nation, 2021. Ranked 39th in the Nation for Federal Clerkships, 2021.
  • 17th in the Nation, Moot Court (Houston Law Center 2020).
  • Rated Top 5 in Nation: Teaching Quality (Interesting Professors) and Top 7 in Nation: Professor Accessibility, Princeton Review (Best Law Schools).
  • Learn from Regent Law School’s nationally prominent faculty.

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Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 9 years in a row U.S. News & World Report, 2021
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“A” Rated For Human Rights Law, Prelaw Magazine, 2019
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Equipping students to be purpose driven & practice ready.

Our alumni practice law in 49 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

“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

“A dean from another university knew the journey of my life was in the intersection between ministry and the marketplace. He said to me, ‘You need Regent University’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership program.’ And how right he was.”

Chris Holdorf, DSL, 2019 Executive Director, Global Water Center; Adjunct Professor, Charleston Southern University; Former CEO, National Christian Foundation

“I know I've arrived where I am because of the experience at Regent. Anything that we did in class, the feasibility study, the business plan, it all came back to the ministry aspect that I always had in my heart to help orphans and vulnerable children.”

Nataliya Khom’yak, MBA, 2004 Leader, Orphan's Promise

“The exposure and practical knowledge I developed from interacting daily with students and leaders from all over the world at Regent significantly enhanced my level of cultural intelligence and my ability to effectively navigate the global community.”

Sandra Upton, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2008

“When I started my master's in Summer 2017, I had no idea what was ahead. I'm thankful for everything I was able to learn during my time at Regent and know it will open doors.”

Amber Huckaby, M.A. in Film-Television, 2020
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January 24, 2022
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Re-enroll and Finish Your Degree 

More than 40 percent of students who begin their post-secondary degree at a two-year or four-year university have yet to finish it (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, December 2020). Some people believe it’s more …

January 18, 2022
Regent Law Clinic Expands to Help Address Housing and Evictions Crisis

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 18, 2022) – In September 2019, Regent University School of Law opened a law clinic in Norfolk, Virginia to provide pro bono legal aid to the Hampton Roads community. Regent Law is expanding this …

January 13, 2022
Regent Law Students Meet with U.S. Senator Thom Tillis

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 13, 2022) – This week, students from Regent University School of Law participated in special events in Washington, D.C., including a personal meeting with U.S. Senator Thom Tillis. “We’re so grateful for …

January 12, 2022
United States Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito Teaches Regent Law Students

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 12, 2022) – Samuel A. Alito Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, instructed law students at the Regent University School of Law during a special …

December 28, 2021
Regent University Celebrates the 2021 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 28, 2021) – In 2021, Regent University celebrated record-breaking milestones, launched new programs and initiatives, welcomed new leaders, and received prestigious honors and awards. The following highlights …

December 16, 2021
Regent University Named a Top Online MBA Program by The Princeton Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 16, 2021) — Regent University is pleased to announce that its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked #34 Top Online MBA Programs for 2022 by The Princeton Review® …

December 14, 2021
Regent University Honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. Gary Collins

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 14, 2021) – On Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, Dr. Gary R. Collins passed away. Collins was a founding psychologist in the Christian counseling movement. Over the last few decades, he served as a distinguished …

December 9, 2021
Regent’s Doctor of Ministry Program Experiences Exponential Growth

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 9, 2021) – Regent University’s School of Divinity restructured its online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program for Fall 2021 and is pleased to announce the new format has resulted in an …

December 7, 2021
#1 Best Value College in Virginia for 2021: Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 7, 2021) – Best Value Schools has ranked Regent University #1 Best College in Virginia for 2021. Their research measured all colleges and universities in Virginia based on key factors of cost of …

December 6, 2021
Regent Soccer Parents Step in as Coaches; Lead Royals to First Bid to Regionals

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 6, 2021) - Traveling over 600 miles to serve Regent is only the tip of the iceberg of demonstrating the character of Regent soccer coaches Benjamin Brayshaw and Michael Mannix. Both …

December 2, 2021
Regent University Recognized for 101 Top Programs in America for 2022

Regent University Recognized for 101 Top Programs in America for 2022 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 2, 2021) – Intelligent.com, a higher education resource guide for degree program rankings, has ranked Regent University among …

December 2, 2021
Announcing a FREE Must-See Streaming Premiere: The 2021 Regent University Christmas Special

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 2, 2021) – Regent University will present a holiday music celebration on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET. The Regent University Christmas Special will stream on the …

November 17, 2021
Mid-Atlantic Christian University and Regent University Law School Create a Pathway for Students to Earn Juris Doctor Degree in Six Years

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (November 17, 2021) – Officials from Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) and Regent University (RU) signed a memorandum of …

November 17, 2021
Distinguished Justices Discuss Judicial Independence in a Polarized World  

Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins, J.D., Supreme Court of Tennessee, and Justice Barbara A. Jackson (Ret.), J.D., LL.M., Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina  participated in a panel discussion …

November 16, 2021
Hundreds of Regent Students Participate in Missions Week 2021 and Ongoing Community Outreach Opportunities

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (November 16, 2021) - Missions Week at Regent University, held from November 8-12, 2021, represented the culmination of a full semester of outreach …