Law school admission requirements vary by program. Select your program below to learn how to apply.
Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.
Juris Doctor Program Medians
Transfer Credit Policy
Students admitted to Regent Law may request that graduate level coursework completed at another accredited college or university be applied toward their degree at Regent University. Read our Law School Transfer Credit Policy.
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 JD 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 for a maximum of 18 credit hours.
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 JD 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.
Law Minority Scholarship
Lawyer’s Fund for Excellence
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. In recognition of their dedication and talents, qualified students who meet one of the following classifications are eligible for the following tuition discounts:
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.
The Cru 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.
In partnership with the Fellows Initiative, Regent Law has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with the Fellows Initiative. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including a Fellows Initiative recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law Fellows Initiative flyer.
The Fellows Initiative 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.
Regent University School of Law, in partnership with IVCF, has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with IVCF. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including an IVCF recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law IVCF Scholarship flyer.
The IVCF 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.
In partnership with The Navigators, Regent University School of Law has established a scholarship for qualifying, incoming students affiliated with The Navigators. Qualifying criteria, award ranges, and application requirements (including a Navigators recommendation) are listed on the Regent Law Navigators Scholarship flyer.
The Navigators 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.
LSAT Prep Workshop
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. We host two LSAT Prep Workshops each year, in April and September. Schedule, cost, and exact date information will be posted as it becomes available, so please check back.
Regent Law offers two LSAT Workshop sessions, in partnership with The Princeton Review, 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.
Sessions will be taught by Bob Carr, a Princeton Review instructor with over 20 years of experience in teaching LSAT Prep courses. Plan now to participate in this important opportunity where you will learn:
The cost for both Saturday sessions is $75. Current Regent students can attend for a reduced rate of $35. Lunch will be provided both days. 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.
2018 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).
The Official LSAT SuperPrep, Law School Admission Council, 2007.
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 Law School visit lasts approximately 2-3 hours and includes meeting with an admissions representative, 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 5:00 p.m., and can often be arranged on weekends as well. Please schedule your visit at least 72 hours in advance so that we may give faculty and staff advanced notice.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. The Law Admissions offices are located in Robertson Hall, Suite 239. Please check in at the front desk.
While visiting campus, you’ll also have the opportunity to chat with current law student volunteers who serve as our Law School admissions representatives. They can answer questions about the law school in general, coursework, our clinical programs, distinguished faculty, and even the Hampton Roads area. Plus, they will share their own thoughts and insights into the law school admissions process.
To schedule your Law School visit or to contact a Law School admissions representative, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 352-4584 with your preferred date and time. You may also schedule a tour by registering here.
Law School Visit Agenda (Sample)
9:30 a.m. Arrive at the Office of Admissions
9:45 a.m. Meet with an admissions representative
10:15 a.m. Observe a class
11:30 a.m. Tour of Regent’s campus with a current student
12:00 p.m. Law Chapel (Thursdays only)
1:00 p.m. Lunch with a current student and faculty
You can attend an online information session to hear about our programs, curriculum, and the admissions process. Each information session will cover different topics, and we encourage you to participate in multiple sessions to learn more about Regent Law. View upcoming session dates and register.
Ernie Walton, assistant dean of admissions, invites you to meet his team at various events throughout the nation where they will be happy to 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.
Admissions counselors will be traveling throughout the spring and fall to meet prospective students and current applicants. If you are interested in meeting a member of our admissions team, we encourage you to regularly monitor this page, as new events will be added when scheduled.
2018 Events Calendar
|January 29||Emory University||Atlanta, GA|
|January 30||Georgia Institute of Technology||Atlanta, GA|
|January 31||Auburn University||Auburn, AL|
|February 1||University of Alabama||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|February 2||University of West Florida||Pensacola, FL|
|February 2||University of West Florida||Pensacola, FL|
|April 7||Minority Pre-Law Conf. at George Mason University||Fairfax, VA|
|June 19||Quinnipiac Law Fair||Hamden, CT|
|July 21||Washington D.C. Forum||Washington D.C.|
|September 6||University of Kansas||Lawrence, KS|
|September 29||LSAC Chicago Forum||Chicago, IL|
|October 6||LSAC L.A. Forum||Los Angeles, CA|
|October 13||LSAC Miami Forum||Miami, FL|
|October 19||LSAC Atlanta Forum||Atlanta, GA|
|October 26-27||LSAC New York Forum||New York, NY|
|November 2||LSAC San Francisco Forum||San Francisco, CA|
|November 10||LSAC Houston Forum||Houston, TX|
|November 12||LSAC Boston Forum||Boston, MA|
JD Admitted Students’ Day – We encourage all admitted students for Fall 2018 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 JD students to experience Regent Law firsthand.
Meet the Admissions Team at Regent Law! We are here to help!
S. Ernie Walton
Assistant Dean of Admissions
email@example.com | 757.352.4315
Assistant Director of Law Admissions
firstname.lastname@example.org | 757.352.5023
Associate Director of Student Recruitment & Retention
email@example.com | 757.352.5137
Admissions Counselor & Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 757.352.4593
email@example.com | 757.352.5408
Contact us at:
Office of Law Admissions
Toll Free: 877.267.5072
For the entering 2017 class:
Entering Class Size: 93
33% Enrollment Increase Over Previous Year
34% Qualified to Enter Our JD Honors Program
25th Percentile: 3.10
50th Percentile: 3.33
75th Percentile: 3.58
25th Percentile: 150
50th Percentile: 154
75th Percentile: 156
Minority Enrollment: 33%
Female Enrollment: 55%
Average Age: 27
No. of States Represented: 22
No. of Countries Represented: 4
No. of Academic Institutions Represented: 67