Do you want your life to make a difference? To make the world a better place? To enjoy professional satisfaction and provide a good living for you and your family? I sure did. I was fortunate to become a judge at age 29 and to author hundreds of appellate opinions during my judicial career. I am grateful that I had these opportunities to serve, and I truly hope that my life so far has made a difference.
I am confident that you too aspire to make a difference. With so many law schools vying for your attention, why Regent Law? It is because of the Regent Law Advantage.
So, in addition to exceptional metrics indicating that you will get a job, pass the bar, and be practice-ready, there is still more to the Regent Law Advantage.
At Regent Law, we strive to love God, each other, and the world. You will experience a sense of kindness in this campus community that I believe will exceed your expectations and inspire you to make a difference.
Within this community, Regent Law will prepare you to become a purpose-driven, excellent lawyer—one who is thoughtfully educated in the law, thoroughly trained in legal skills, and professionally formed to provide meaningful, caring counsel to your clients and others. You will also learn how the law can be used to improve the human condition, and learn how it can be used to help change the world for the better.
Whether you desire to work as a prosecutor, defend the accused, become a civil litigator, be a business lawyer, battle human trafficking, fight the opioid epidemic, or serve in a governmental, non-profit, or political setting, Regent Law will strongly support you and help get you there. We will teach you a foundation of first principles of law, the Western legal and common law traditions, and American constitutionalism, while equipping you with the practical skills necessary to thrive in any law-related career. It’s that simple.
Let’s now consider student satisfaction. According to actual survey data, 95% of 3Ls evaluate their overall Regent Law experience as “excellent” or “good.” 93% would “definitely” or “probably” come to Regent Law again. And 96% say that Regent Law provided the support they needed to succeed academically “very much” or “quite a bit.” This gives Regent Law an “A” average in student satisfaction and puts us high above the national average.
Regent Law focuses on producing practice-ready lawyers. As I previously shared, Regent Law’s moot court program has been ranked as high as 5th in the nation. According to preLaw Magazine (2017), we are one of the top 20 most innovative law schools for practical training and a top 16 law school for our trial advocacy curriculum.
Regent Law will also work hard to prepare you for the bar exam. Regent Law had the highest overall bar passage rate among all eight Virginia law schools in both July 2017 and February 2018. The Regent Law Class of 2018 had a 100% passage rate on the July 2018 Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), which is used in 35 US jurisdictions and continues to be adopted by more states. In addition, our Honors students had a 100% bar passage rate in both 2017 and 2018.
Most importantly, Regent Law will help catapult you into the job you desire. Indeed, 92% of Regent Law graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation (NALP 2018), and 11.6% of the Class of 2017 obtained judicial clerkships. Regent Law was in the top 25% of all law schools for federal judicial clerkship placements from 2014-2016. Whatever your career goals, we will work hard to optimize your placement.
Our academic centers reflect the belief that education must be holistic and extend Christian influence beyond the classroom.
Furthermore, our Honors Program attracts highly qualified applicants and produces influential lawyers. The Honors Class of 2018 had a perfect 10-month job placement rate—100% of Honors graduates secured full-time, long-term employment that either requires bar admission or in which a JD provides an advantage. And 35% of our Honors graduates in the Class of 2017 secured judicial clerkships.
Regent Law faculty are highly credentialed with degrees from schools such as the University of Chicago, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Virginia, Yale University, and, of course, Regent University. Our distinguished faculty includes influential lawyers who have made a difference, including John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States from 2001-2005, and Dr. Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice. While Regent faculty have extensive practice experience and engage in impressive legal scholarship, what truly sets them apart is their collective desire to integrate their Christian faith thoroughly in and outside the classroom and to mentor the next generation of lawyers.
Finally, Regent Law has a national and international network of accomplished alumni in the legal profession, including judges and justices, legislators, in-house counsel of major corporations, and, most importantly, well-trained lawyers who are changing the world for the better—one client, one case at a time.
Come experience the Regent Law Advantage so that you too can make a difference!
Dean & Professor, School of Law