Law school admission requirements vary by program. Select your program below to learn how to apply.
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Transfer Credit Policy
Students admitted to Regent Law may request that prior J.D. coursework from other law schools be applied to their J.D. degree at Regent University. Read our Transfer Credit Policy for more details.
The Joint Degree program at Regent University offers students an opportunity to subsequently earn two master’s degrees from different Regent schools, which may reduce the overall number of credit hours required to earn those degrees. Students enrolled in the full-time J.D. program may obtain a joint degree in business, communication, counseling, or government, earning both degrees in significantly less time than would be required if they were pursued separately.
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, international applicants need to submit supplementary admission requirements. These requirements will change depending on several factors, such as citizenship and visa status. For more information, please visit our International Students Admissions page.
A lawyer or other professional who would like to increase his or her knowledge in highly specialized and rapidly changing fields of law may apply to law school for admission as a non-degree student. Non-degree students must demonstrate that they have the necessary prerequisites for the course they desire and have the permission of the course instructor before registering. Non-degree students are limited to a maximum of 18 credits. Non-degree students may not enroll in experiential courses such as practicum or internship. Applicants seeking non-degree status must meet the published entrance requirements and must submit the following in the application packet.
One a case-by-case basis, a student may be granted a one-year deferment after being accepted to Regent Law. Learn more.
Regent University and the School of Law are committed to recognizing and rewarding academic excellence. Regent Law awarded more than $3.5 million in scholarships and grants to the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 student body. In recent years, more than 95 percent of our J.D. students have received assistance through some form of financial aid. Regent Law students typically finance their law school education through a combination of personal and family resources, income from employment, educational loans, grants, and scholarship assistance. Additionally, some students secure on-campus graduate assistant positions to supplement their income.
Regent University has many forms of financial aid available* including scholarships, grants, tuition discounts for military and participation in the federal student loan program. Visit the university’s Financial Aid website for information regarding these opportunities.
The law school awards a variety of scholarships, grants, and endowments, which are listed below. Usually, one best award is made to students who qualify. All awards are made for the academic year for the fall and spring semesters. Typically, no awards are made for the summer semester.
All awards are made before the beginning of the academic year, which usually ends in July. Students who receive awards are notified via email. General and partnership awards are posted to student accounts immediately; no further action is needed. Endowed and named awards may require additional student action, which will be communicated via the notification email.
*Courses offered at our HILS host site in South Korea are not eligible for financial aid.
Law School Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants & Tuition Discounts
Endowed awards are provided to the law school as approved by the university on an annual basis. Award amounts, which are determined by the performance of the endowments, vary from year to year. Most endowments entail specific criterion, and the law school will give an award based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership. Endowments are typically awarded to continuing students and are non-renewable.
A number of scholarship funds have been endowed to the law school and may be awarded annually pending the earning performance of the endowment. Regent Law will select recipients based upon academic performance, spiritual and student leadership, and other criteria as described by each endowment. Most endowed awards require recipients to submit a letter of appreciation to the endowment donor(s); this information will be included in the award notification. Most endowed scholarships do not renew.
Robert F. and Sara M. Boyd Endowment Law Scholarship
Law School General Scholarships, Grants & Tuition Discounts
General law school awards are available to most students who satisfy specific award criterion. Funds are provided via the law school’s financial aid budget. Therefore, funding is limited and is typically exhausted by the beginning of the academic year. Most awards renew per the stated criterion.
If you do not qualify for DVA benefits, you may qualify for Regent Law’s military discount. Regent Law values the service of military members and their families. Details regarding military discounts and other assistance can be found on the Military Admissions & Aid page and Dependent & Spouse Benefits page. Contact the Military Resource Center at 757.352.4757.
Law School Named Scholarships
Named awards entail very specific criterion and may require an essay and/or faculty recommendation. Named awards availability and amounts vary year to year, and recipients are selected by the law school.
1L Law School Partnership Scholarships
Awarded to new, first-year students; renewed for continuing students.
Partnership scholarships require prior affiliation with the named ministry, including a letter of recommendation from the current staff member of the ministry chapter in which the student participated. Awards are typically made as students enter law school and include renewal requirements.
Regent University School of Law, in partnership with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries (XA) has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with Chi Alpha. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including an XA recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law XA Scholarship flyer.
The XA Scholarship is a merit-based award; therefore, it will renew annually with a minimum cumulative Spring Semester GPA of 2.8 (firm). Renewal of this scholarship is generally at the existing level.
Optimizing your LSAT score is an important step to successfully moving toward your degree in law and qualifying for academic scholarships. Regent Law wants to help you succeed. Regent Law offers two LSAT Workshop sessions that focus on the three types of LSAT multiple-choice questions. Additional LSAT components include sessions on the LSAT writing section, legal ethics and education from a Christian perspective, and the process of applying to law school. Both sessions are required.
LSAT Prep Workshop
Please check back for information regarding our September 2020 workshop.
Plan now to participate in this important opportunity where you will learn:
The cost for both Saturday sessions is $150. Current Regent students can attend for a reduced rate of $100. Once you have filled out the registration form, we will email you a link to our payment form to complete your registration.
Need to take the LSAT?
Register here and sign up to take an upcoming LSAT exam at Regent University. Our testing site number is 17671.
The LSAT is offered several times throughout the year. Visit the LSAC website to view future LSAT dates.
About the LSAT
The LSAT is composed of five 35-minute multiple-choice sections and one 30-minute writing section. The multiple choice sections include:
The Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT tests your ability to deconstruct an argument. The Prep Workshop will focus on how to analyze a Logical Reasoning question and identify assumptions and/or fallacies in each argument presented. At the end of the sessions, you should be well-equipped to analyze and answer Logical Reasoning questions.
Watch a 5-minute overview video on logical reasoning.
This section of the LSAT measures your ability to understand a system of relationships and reach conclusions about those relationships. The Prep Workshop will provide the study skills you need to attack the Analytical Reasoning section. You will learn how to recognize the three types of Logic Games and work through them efficiently.
Watch a 5-minute overview video on analytical reasoning.
The Reading Comprehension questions on the LSAT are designed to test your ability to understand complex passages and make connections between the different parts of those passages. The questions are aimed at testing your ability to “read between the lines,” as you will be required to do in reading legal cases. The Prep Workshop will focus on teaching the skills necessary to read critically and accurately under time pressure.
Watch a 5-minute overview video on reading comprehension.
Reading Comprehension Passage. (You will be prompted to pause the video and read this passage).
Attending a Regent admissions event can be one of the smartest things you’ll do as you plan to pursue your degree. Our on-campus and online events will help clarify your goals and calling while answering your questions about more practical issues like the admissions process and law school financial aid.
Visiting Regent University School of Law is the best way for you to discover all we have to offer. Whether you attend one of our upcoming information sessions or schedule an individual visit, we would love to meet you. A campus visit typically lasts 3-4 hours and includes meetings with an admissions representative, a faculty member, and a current student, as well attending a class and taking a tour of our campus in Virginia Beach.
Campus tours are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please schedule your visit at least 72 hours in advance so that we may give faculty and staff advanced notice.
Come learn more about Regent University School of Law! Our team of admissions representatives will be traveling to select cities across the country. We would love the opportunity to meet you, answer questions, and make materials available to you. If you would like us to consider attending an event that your school or organization is hosting, or if you have questions about attending an event, please contact us at 757.352.4584 or by email at email@example.com.
|Fri, 7/17/20||LSAC Forum: Washington DC||Washington, DC|
|Sat, 10/10/20||LSAC Forum: Miami, FL||Miami, FL|
|Sat, 10/17/20||LSAC Forum: Houston, TX||Houston, TX|
|Fri, 10/23/20||LSAC Forum: New York, NY||New York, NY|
|Wed, 11/4/20||2020 University of South Carolina Law School Fair||Columbia, SC|
|Fri, 11/6/20||LSAC Forum: Atlanta, GA||Atlanta, GA|
|Wed, 11/11/20||LSAC Forum: Boston, MA||Boston, MA|
J.D. Admitted Students’ Day – We encourage all admitted students to schedule a personalized campus visit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Admitted Students’ Day is a free event, held annually on our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This one-day event provides the perfect opportunity for newly admitted J.D. students to experience Regent Law firsthand. Check back for our 2020 Admitted Students’ Day dates.
Meet the Admissions Team at Regent Law! We are here to help!
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Office of Law Admissions
For the entering 2019 class:
Entering Class Size: 107
9% Enrollment Increase Over Previous Year
27% Qualified to Enter Our J.D. Honors Program
25th Percentile: 3.15
50th Percentile: 3.45
75th Percentile: 3.69
25th Percentile: 150
50th Percentile: 155
75th Percentile: 157
Minority Enrollment: 14%
Female Enrollment: 55%
Average Age: 26
No. of States Represented: 30
No. of Academic Institutions Represented: 72