Centers & Clinics
The American Center for Law and Justice
The ACLJ has an office on the fourth floor of our law school. They hire our students to work for pay or you can earn credit through our externship program.
The Center for Global Justice®
Students work on legal projects for human rights organizations like ADF International, International Justice Mission, Shared Hope, the Uganda Attorney General, Advocates International, etc. Students have drafted briefs to the European Court of Human Rights, written legal memos to end land grabbing in Uganda, proposed legislation to combat child sacrifice, and helped do research to pass Virginia’s first every sex trafficking bill. Access Center for Global Justice® PDF.
Center for Professional Formation
Formerly known as the Center for Ethical Formation and Legal Education Reform, the Center for Professional Formation is committed to developing students’ professional identities. The center’s goal is to produce lawyers who have an understanding of the nature and purpose of the legal profession and are committed to the ethical practice of law. To that end, the center has developed the Mentor Program to facilitate the ethical Christian character formation of Regent Law students. Our mentors represent a variety of practice and geographical legal communities around the country, but each seeks to support and encourage the center’s mission of fostering our students’ professional identity formation.
Civil Litigation Clinic
We have a clinic in downtown Norfolk (just opening!) that is right across from the Courthouse. Students represent real clients using their third-year practice certificate under the supervision of one of our professors.
A Regent Law grad and current adjunct (Hugo Valverde) runs his own immigration firm in VA Beach. Students can work at his firm and earn credit.
Child Advocacy Clinic
In this clinic, students work with Professor Kathleen McKee on legal matters relating to children. For example, one semester they drafted a brief on an important case before the VA Supreme Court relating to the rights of a father over frozen embryos.
National Right to Work Practicum
This practicum provides students interested in employee rights in the context of compulsory unionism, public interest law, and litigation the opportunity to work with the litigation staff of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Sixty hours of research, writing, and litigation support are required per credit hour.
Third-Year Practice Certificate
Virginia allows students to earn their third-year practice certificate whereby third-year students can practice law under the supervision of an attorney. Students can earn credit and work at firms, prosecutors and public defenders’ offices, governmental agencies, etc. and represent real clients!