Career & Alumni Services

Our Alumni are Impacting the World

Kristen Waggoner

Kristen Waggoner 1997

Senior Vice President & Senior Counsel | Alliance Defending Freedom
Scottsdale, AZ

Under her leadership, ADF has prevailed as lead counsel in eight U.S. Supreme Court victories, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

“Regent was the only law school I considered because of its unique mission and caliber of graduates. My professors taught me that when you have great adversity, you also have great opportunity. That’s something I get to live out every day as I strive to make a difference.”

E. Todd Wilkowski

E. Todd Wilkowski 1998

Partner | Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Member, Regent Law Board of Visitors
Cincinnati, OH

“I’ve managed various functions for a billion-dollar company and also served several family-owned and privately held businesses. My goal is to operate as a ‘get to yes’ legal advisor, protecting company assets and addressing risk issues with immediate and positive returns. It was at Regent that I specifically learned that there should be no dichotomy between our professional occupation and our vocational calling.”

Bradley Knox

Bradley Knox 1994

Vice President & Counsel | Aflac, Inc.
Member, Law Alumni Board
Washington, D.C.

“Regent Law gave me a high-quality education delivered by passionate professors who brilliantly integrated biblical principles into a rigorous curriculum. The collegiality of professors and peers also stands out. I can’t imagine you get that blend at any other ABA-approved school.”

Lina Sophat

Lina Sophat 2011

Associate | Bun & Associates
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

“As an associate at a leading law firm in Cambodia, I get to provide innovative and high-quality legal advice and services to domestic and international clients. It really does help change the world when you’re faithful to represent your field with excellence.”

Gregory Wilhelm

Gregory Wilhelm 1999

Owner, Principal | The Law Offices of Gregory E. Wilhelm, PC
Chairman, Law Alumni Board
Former Texas Trial Court Judge
Statewide Board President, Texas Court-Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Midlothian, TX

“When I re-entered private practice, my firm sought candidates whose reputations exemplified premier legal skills and the ability to zealously represent clients. We also looked for professionals who demonstrated superior ethics and character. I am honored to say that I found such candidates at Regent’s School of Law.”

Jordan Sekulow

Jordan Sekulow 2009

Executive Director | American Center for Law and Justice
Visiting Fellow | Oxford University at Harris Manchester College
Washington, D.C.

“Regent University School of Law prepared me for the work I do today and provides the basis for new professional endeavors. My legal education gave me the integration of faith and practice — of conviction and compassion — and a commitment to excellence in all that I pursue. I encourage you to consider Regent as your choice.”

Judge Steven Rogers

Judge Steven Rogers 1995

Circuit Court Judge | Fifth Judicial Circuit Court
Ocala, FL

“In choosing Regent, it was the faith-based application for the study of law that really appealed to me … No one else was going into Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries and talking about how our laws were founded on the Bible. I have a firmer foundation and more holistic view of the law.”

Farnaz Thompson

Farnaz Thompson 2007

Associate University Counsel | University of Virginia
Member, Regent Law Board of Visitors
Charlottesville, VA

“The  Regent Law faculty set a standard of excellence and cared deeply about our spiritual and academic growth. Instead of competing against each other, my classmates and I were committed to helping each other succeed. Some of my classmates became lifelong friends who continue to inspire me.”

Shawn Tuma

Shawn Tuma 1999

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Co-Chair | Scheef & Stone, LLP
Dallas, TX

“At Regent Law, you have a unique opportunity to compete with people who are driven for a purpose and a cause, and to show excellence in all you do. My goal in my practice is to carry forward this standard. This will help me continue to influence and advance cybersecurity law to solve problems that we haven’t even thought about yet.”

Career & Alumni Services

Career & Alumni Services maintains an extensive resource library containing materials for preparing professional résumés, drafting cover letters, researching job opportunities and identifying professional networking strategies. Students are provided career planning guides to address their needs in each year of study. Additionally, workshops and individualized counseling sessions allow students to learn about career options, identify career interests and areas of personal strength, and develop networking and interviewing skills.

Attorneys and judges from the Hampton Roads area and members of the law faculty routinely participate in panel discussions and presentations on judicial clerkships, governmental positions, private firm employment, public interest employment and nontraditional career options.

An important avenue for connecting law students with local judges and practitioners is the James Kent American Inn of Court, an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors and students that holds programs on ethics, legal studies and professionalism to improve the practice of law. At Regent, the James Kent American Inn of Court invites a select number of third-year students to join as student members and provides networking opportunities with members of the bar in a nonlegal setting.
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Employment Facts

Career Impact

A top concern of students is finding a job after law school. Regent Law understands that. While you are in law school, career development will be a critical component of your education. From the beginning of the first year of law school, the law school career services office provides you with guidance in the areas of professional development and employment. We host employers on campus and maintain an extensive library of materials—all designed to assist in law student career placement upon graduation. See where some of our students have interned.

Our alumni practice law in 49 states and overseas, distinguishing themselves as judges and judicial clerks, partners and associates in law firms, or mayors and legislators. We can’t wait to hear your Regent Law success story!

 

Facts & Stats
LAW Practice Distribution Average


Additional ABA Charts Detailing Employment Status, Job Type, Firm Size, and Employment by Region

Class of 2017 | Class of 2016 | Class of 2015


National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Reports

Class of 2016 | Class of 2015


Bar Passage Rates

  • 100% Bar Passage Rate, Honors Class of 2017
  • 100% Bar Passage Rate in 11 States, Class of 2017
  • 95% Overall Bar Passage Rate (#1 Among Virginia Law Schools), Virginia Bar Exam, July 2017
  • 86% Bar Passage Rate Nationwide, Class of 2017
  • 88% Bar Passage Rate on the Uniform Bar Exam, accepted in 26 states, Class of 2017

 

The law school career services office offers a variety of panels, workshops, and informational sessions to assist students in all aspects of their career search and preparation. Regent Law is committed to preparing you for the important task of finding a job after law school. Past programs include:

  • Virginia Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn: Job Searching in Today’s Economy
  • 1L Resume Blitz
  • Resume & Cover Letter Program
  • Mock Interview Program with Local Attorneys
  • Dress for Success Program
  • Speed Networking
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop
  • “How to Get a Job” Program
  • 1L Orientation
  • Rules of Engagement for Summer Associates
  • Social Networking & Your Job Search
  • Professional Development Series
  • Judicial Clerkship Program
  • Solo Practitioner Program
  • JAG Corps Programs (Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard)
  • Blackstone Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Internship Program

 

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Alumni Employment

Regent Law graduates have entered private practice in law firms throughout the United States, and have secured positions as elected and appointed judges in numerous courts. Regent Law students have been particularly successful in securing highly competitive judicial clerkships. Many have also served in organizations devoted to public interest and constitutional law issues. Below is a sampling of where our alumni are employed.

Regent Law students have been particularly successful in securing highly competitive judicial clerkships, including the following:

  • United States Bankruptcy Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts

State Supreme Courts:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Nationwide:

  • State Courts of Appeals
  • State District Courts
  • State Circuit Courts
  • Family Courts
  • Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts

Regent Law graduates have also entered private practice, including the following law firms:

  • Balch & Bingham, LLP (Alabama)
  • Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols (California)
  • Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC (Tennessee)
  • Clark & Ward (Kentucky)
  • Cooper Levenson, PA (New Jersey)
  • Cooper & Scully, PC (Texas)
  • Covington & Burling (Washington, D.C.)
  • Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos (Florida)
  • George Yates & Assoc. (Virginia)
  • Glasser & Glasser, PLC (Virginia)
  • Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC (Kentucky)
  • Hirschler Fleischer (Virginia)
  • Huff, Poole & Mahoney, PC (Virginia)
  • Hunton & Williams (Virginia)
  • Ice Miller (Indiana)
  • Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, PC (Virginia)
  • Jones Day (California)
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman (North Carolina)
  • Kaufman & Canoles (Virginia)
  • Keating Muething & Klekamp (Ohio)
  • Kemp Smith, LLP (Texas)
  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
  • Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, DeNardis & Valitutti (Michigan)
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge (Washington, D.C.)
  • Midkiff, Munice & Ross, PC (Virginia)
  • Morgan Lewis (Washington, D.C.)
  • Morris York Williams Surles & Barringer (North Carolina)
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP (South Carolina)
  • Oliff & Berridge, PLC (Virginia)
  • Otto & Lorence Law Firm (Iowa)
  • Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC (Virginia)
  • Patton Boggs, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
  • Pender & Coward (Virginia)
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuran (Wisconsin)
  • Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, PC (Maryland)
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Missouri)
  • Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC (Arizona)
  • Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC (Pennsylvania)
  • Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC (Virginia)
  • Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP (Kansas)
  • Taylor & Walker, PC (Virginia)
  • Vandeventer Black, LLP (Virginia)
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, SC (Wisconsin)
  • Willcox & Savage (Virginia)
  • Williams Mullen (Virginia)
  • Winstead Sechrest & Minick, PC (Texas)
  • Wolcott Rivers Gates (Virginia)

Regent alumni also serve as elected and appointed judges, including:

  • District Court Judge; Kenensville, N.C.
  • District Court Judge; Lexington, N.C.
  • County Domestic Relations Court Judge;
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Circuit Court Judge; Pendleton, Ore.
  • County Court at Law Judge; Del Rio, Texas
  • County Court at Law Judge; Waxahachie, Texas
  • General District Court Judge; Lovingston, Va.
  • Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Judge;
  • Newport News, Va.
  • General District Court Judge; Virginia Beach, Va.

Many Regent Law students, responding to a call in public interest or constitutional law, have served at the following organizations:

  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • American Family Association
  • 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, Inc.
  • National Legal Foundation
  • Oklahomans for Children & Family
  • Southern Alleghenies Legal Aid
  • Samaritan House
  • Tidewater Legal Aid

Equal Opportunity Statement

Regent University School of Law firmly expects that employers will observe the principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity with respect to classifications protected by law, in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.

Bar Admission & Exam

In order to join the legal profession and work as a lawyer in the United States, individuals must be licensed by the state or territory in which they plan to practice. The federal government does not license lawyers. Most states require prospective attorneys to graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass a state-administered bar exam, pass an ethics exam, and satisfy character and fitness standards.

In some cases, it is possible to seek admission to two different states during the same testing period. This depends on whether the two states offer the state-specific portions of their bar exams on different days of the week. Attorneys admitted to one or more states may seek admission to another state either by motion or by taking the new state’s bar exam. This varies by state.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. (ABA Standard 504(a) Qualifications for Admission to the Bar).

Bar Exam Information

Every state offers its bar exam during the last week of July and the last week of February. Most exams consist of a Multistate Bar Exam and one or two days of state specific testing. The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is a six-hour, 200-question, multiple-choice exam covering six subjects (Torts, Property, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Criminal Law). The state specific portion of the exam typically consists of essay questions that test the applicants’ knowledge of various subject areas.

State Bar Admission Requirements for All States: Comprehensive guide to bar admission requirements.

Bar Admission Offices for All States PDF: Contact info for bar admissions offices across the United States.

Bar Review Courses: Links of available bar review courses.

Comprehensive Bar Exam Information: Provided for each state.

Employers

An Invitation to Recruit at Regent Law

Regent University School of Law cordially invites you to participate in our on-campus interview and resume collection program. We assist employers who want to identify law clerks, select summer associates, and fill full-time attorney positions through the following programs:

On-Campus Interviewing

You may interview candidates on our Virginia Beach campus. We will coordinate the interview schedule and tailor the interview program to fit your individual needs. Simply fill out the Employer Information Form and select “On-Campus Interviews” under “Services”.

Resume Collection Service

If you are unable to visit our campus but would like to receive resumes from our students, you may participate in our resume collection program.  Simply fill out the Employer Information Form and select “Resume Book ” under “Services”.

Posting Jobs

You may post job openings directly on PathFinder. Job postings are always available and readily accessible by our 3,000+ alumni and 500 law students.

To post jobs online click here.

For instructions on how to post jobs online click here. PDF

For more information about recruiting at Regent Law, contact

Regent University School of Law
Office of Career & Alumni Services, RH 247
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Phone: 757.352.4915
Fax: 757.352.4338
Email: lawcareerservices@regent.edu

Grading Criteria

Regent Law calculates cumulative grade-point averages and class ranks for all students. The mean grade is a “B” in the grading system. In addition to a student’s academic record, we urge you to give serious consideration to a student’s total profile including factors such as prior work or military experience, extra-curricular activities, undergraduate performance, personality, specific substantive or geographic interests, and faculty recommendations.

Completed course work will be assigned a letter grade which carries quality points according to the following scale:

A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F
WF
FX
NP
P
I
IP
AU
4.00
4.00  Superior
3.67
3.33
3.00  Good
2.67
2.33
2.00  Satisfactory
1.67
1.33
1.00  Poor
0.67
0.00  Failing
0.00  Withdrew Failing
0.00  Failure to make up an incomplete
No Pass (used for Pass/Fail courses only)
Pass (used for Pass/Fail courses only)
Incomplete
In Progress
Audit (no credit) (used for audit courses only)

 

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted.  Repeated courses are treated differently.

Sampling of Alumni Employment

Alumni Fact SheetPDF

Our students have opportunities to participate in a number of law school extracurricular activities. From student governance to moot court competitions, student involvement in law school organizations adds an extra dimension to the academic experience by providing professional growth, personal enrichment, and community development.

Student organizations

Student Publications

The Regent University Law Review is a law student publication that approaches legal issues from a Christian worldview with high standards of excellence. The Law Review provides logically sound, philosophically cogent positions on current and pressing legal concerns that are relevant to the legal community.

Founded in 2014, Regent Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy is a Christian academic journal dedicated to scholarly publications on all issues affecting global justice both in domestic and international law. The Journal features articles, notes, case comments, and reviews submitted by prominent scholars, practitioners, and students. In constant pursuit of superior content, the Journal actively solicits manuscripts, both secular and religious, which focus on international law.

Law School Student Government Organizations

Law school student government organizations allow students to serve fellow classmates while fostering leadership skills and encouraging community development. These organizations also offer an excellent pathway for professional development in law school. In addition to the skills students learn in the classroom, student involvement in law school organizations is a key component of the academic experience.

Regent Law Student Body

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the law school student government organization tasked with governing the Regent University School of Law. It provides representative leadership to the university and features occasions for social outings and ministry opportunities.

Graduate Student Body

Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the governing student council for graduate students at Regent University. COGs encourages an excellent learning environment and fosters ideas between the student body and administration. COGS also encourages community development and student involvement in law school by sponsoring chapel services, intramural sports, the annual Christmas Ball and other events

Regent University School of Law firmly expects that employers will observe the principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity with respect to classifications protected by law, in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.

Synergy Virginia Bar Prep Course

Each weeknight starting Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM

The Synergy Bar Prep Course, developed by Randy Singer, has helped scores of students pass the Virginia Essay portion of the Virginia Bar Exam. And now, it can help you, too! Taught by Regent Law Professor Ben Madison, an expert in effective Bar essay analysis and writing, and Rosalyn Singer (who has taught Synergy for over seven years), this course will meet each weeknight starting Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. on Regent University’s Virginia Beach campus.

Location: Regent University School of Law, Robertson Hall

Cost: $395 until June 30; $495 starting July 1

Questions? Please contact Law Career and Alumni Services at 757.352.4591 or lawcareerservices@regent.edu.

 

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