Congratulations on your acceptance to Regent Law!
We are excited to have you at Regent Law! Here are your next steps to complete enrollment and reserve your seat:
SUBMIT YOUR ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT AND PAY YOUR SEAT DEPOSIT:
HONOR CODE & STANDARDS OF PERSONAL CONDUCT
Continued enrollment and receipt of any School of Law award is contingent on your adherence to the University’s Honor Code*, Student Handbook, and Standards of Personal Conduct, as well as maintaining good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher), and assumes continuous enrollment for the entire semester. If you satisfy these requirements, scholarship awards will renew annually.
The tabs below provide you with the information you need for a smooth transition.
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, 8:15 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.
Schedule your in-person or virtual visit at www.regent.edu/lawvisit.
ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT, SEAT DEPOSIT, & CLASS SCHEDULES
Accepted J.D. Applicants: To reserve your seat in the incoming fall class, please submit your Enrollment Agreement & Non-Refundable Seat Deposit. Deposits are due two weeks from the date of your accept letter or by April 1, whichever occurs later.
Accepted M.A. in Law Applicants: Please submit your Enrollment Agreement and Non-Refundable Deposit. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition for the first semester of your enrollment.
Accepted LL.M. Applicants: Please submit your LL.M. Enrollment Agreement and Non-Refundable Seat Deposit. The seat deposit will be applied toward your tuition and fees for the first semester of your enrollment.
STUDENT ID NUMBER & MYREGENT LOGIN INFORMATION
Within 24 hours after paying the enrollment deposit, all new students will be sent a Regent student I.D. number (also known as the “Banner I.D”). The I.D. number is sent by email from Regent’s Information Technology (I.T.) Office along with each student’s MyRegent login information. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the IT Help Desk at email@example.com or 757.352.4076.
The American Bar Association requires each law school to hold original undergraduate transcripts of enrolled students from all institutions attended. If you have already provided all of your official degree-posted transcript(s) to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), you do not need to do anything at this time. If you have not yet provided your official degree-posted transcript(s) and other outstanding undergraduate transcripts to CAS, please do so as soon as they become available and send official copies of these same transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org as well. Students who fail to send all official transcripts to LSAC and to the law school may be administratively withdrawn from classes. Transcripts are due immediately from institutions where a student has graduated. Transcripts are due before the first day of Regent Law classes from institutions where a student is currently enrolled.
Options for Institutional Aid include Regent’s Endowed Scholarships.
If you will need the benefit of student loans and you have not yet completed the FAFSA application, or you have completed the FAFSA but have not yet completed your Financial Aid Requirements in Genisys, now is the time to do so.
Federal Student Loans are available to most law students for the cost-of-attendance. The maximum amount of Federal Stafford Loans (unsubsidized) is $20,500 per academic year. If needed, a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan will cover the remaining cost-of-attendance. To apply for federal student loans, you must submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA, which is available as of October 1, 2019, via www.fafsa.ed.gov and provide Regent’s school code: 030913.
Upon submission of your seat deposit, a letter will be sent directing you to the university’s online General Information System (GENISYS). You should monitor your GENISYS account regularly to complete your total financial aid package.
All students should conduct a credit report as soon as possible to verify eligibility: www.annualcreditreport.com. Graduate Plus Loans are not based on your credit score. This difference should make the loan more easily obtainable for those with little or no credit history. However, the presence of ‘adverse credit’ may limit or deny your loan eligibility; this would include (1) currently 90 days or more delinquent on repayment of any debt, (2) debt discharged in bankruptcy during the past five years, or (3) evidence of a default, foreclosure, tax lien, repossession, wage garnishment, or write-off of a Title IV debt during the past five years.
All loans are processed through Regent University’s Student Financial Aid Office: www.regent.edu/finaid. No financial commitment is made until loan funds are disbursed to the university a week prior to the start of classes. Loan proceeds are released to the students at the end of the third week of classes. Thus, you should plan accordingly for your housing and utility deposits.
Additionally, you should research educational, community, organizational and church affinities that may have scholarship funds for your legal studies.
For questions regarding financial aid, contact email@example.com and include your student ID number.
STATE BAR REQUIREMENTS
Each state establishes bar registration and admission standards, which include standards for character and fitness. You should consult the appropriate state bar official to determine admission requirements. After a law student applies to take a bar examination, the respective bar examiners require the law school to provide an evaluation of the student’s character and fitness to practice law. If you answered “yes” to any of the character and fitness questions on your law school application, you should investigate state bar regulations with regard to your particular situation. You are under a continuing obligation to notify the School of Law of any changes in your answers to these questions. A pattern of continuing infractions, especially following admission to law school, may result in a challenge to a student’s bar certification.
The Law Student Affairs Office will be contacting you mid-summer with your 1L course schedule. We understand that some students prefer to purchase their books early, but you should not purchase your books until Student Affairs sends your official course schedule. Once you receive your schedule, you may log into the MyRegent portal, select the student tab, go to Popular Links, and click on “Bookstore Online,” where you will find your required textbooks.
For questions regarding classes and books, contact Law Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.D. FIRST-YEAR COURSES
First year required courses for full-time 3-year J.D. students:
- LAW 511 Foundations of Law (2) Jurisprudential survey of the foundations of law, including the development of higher and natural law theories, the influence of higher and natural law and Christian principles on the development of Anglo-American law, and the rise and influence of modern legal philosophies.
- LAW 521 Contracts I (3) History and development of the common law of contracts; the principles controlling the formation, enforcement, and avoidance of contracts; as well as preliminary consideration of remedies for breach of contract.
- LAW 541 Torts I (2) Civil liability resulting from breach of duties arising from common law as distinguished from duties imposed by contract or criminal law, focusing especially on intentional torts.
- LAW 551 Civil Procedure I (2) Jurisdiction of federal and state courts and fundamental issues related to a plaintiff’s ability to sue a defendant in a specific federal district, including subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction and venue. Not available to LL.M. students.
- LAW 552 Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I (3) Introduction to the law library and to the use of the full range of source materials available to lawyers and judges in the practice of law. Complete written projects designed to develop legal writing and research skills necessary for the practice of law.
- LAW 561 Property I (3) The law pertaining to the nature of private property, both real and personal, including biblical principles relevant to property acquisition and ownership, personal property issues, donative transfers, the common law classification of estates and future interests, and concurrent estates.
- LAW 522 Contracts II (2) The principles controlling the performance and breach of contracts, rights of third parties, as well as additional consideration of remedies for breach of contract.
- LAW 542 Torts II (3) Civil liability resulting from breach of duties arising from common law as distinguished from duties imposed by contract or criminal law, focusing especially upon negligence, invasion of privacy, and defamation.
- LAW 553 Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II (3) Introduction to the law library and to the use of the full range of source materials available to lawyers and judges in the practice of law. Complete written projects designed to develop legal writing and research skills necessary for the practice of law.
- LAW 554 Civil Procedure II (3) Procedures and rules governing the process by which a civil lawsuit proceeds through the federal system, including the rules governing pleadings, claims by and against the defendant, pretrial discovery, summary judgment, judicial involvement in case management, the trial and appeal; joinder of claims and parties, and the preclusive effect of a judgment in one suit involving one or more of the same parties in a successive suit. Prerequisite: LAW 551 or LAW 851 (LL.M. students).
- LAW 562 Property II (3) The law and biblical principles pertaining to the acquisition, ownership and use of real property; landlord-tenant law; easements; covenants and servitudes; transfers of interests in real property, including an examination of merchantable title, deeds, legal descriptions, conveyancing, recording systems and title assurance, adverse possession, and land use controls.
- LAW 512 Foundations of Practice (1) Introduction to the lawyer’s roles and responsibilities; duties to God, clients, courts, and bar, ethical and moral challenges; and development of a moral code and ethical decision-making framework. Includes assessment of students’ God-given gifts, consideration of how their strengths intersect with legal opportunities, and how to pursue a professional calling. Pass/No Pass.
Official course schedules are mailed out in the summer (typically in July). It is the student’s responsibility to maintain current, active address information with the University. From the Genisys main menu, go to Personal Information, and Update Address & Phones to verify the address on file is current & active (without an end date). For questions regarding course schedules, contact Student Affairs at email@example.com.
Single Students: If you are interested in living at Regent Village, we recommend that admitted students submit the housing application immediately because on-campus housing is very limited. Your on-campus housing application will not move forward, however, until your enrollment/seat deposit has been paid.
Married Students can view off-site housing options here.
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION & PARKING
All new students should obtain a Regent University Student Identification
(ID) Card within their first few days on campus. The ID Card is the University‘s official form of identification and should be carried with you at all times. Students who own a vehicle must also obtain a Parking Sticker.
ID Cards and Parking Stickers can be obtained at the Student Services Office during the hours listed below. The cost for the ID Card and Parking Sticker is already included in your tuition; however there is a fee of $5 to replace your card if it is lost or stolen.
Find information about parking applications and procedures at www.regent.edu/parking.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Regent University does not sponsor a health insurance plan nor require health insurance for students.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR, POLICIES, & PROCEDURES
Schedules, academic calendars, Student Honor Code, Standard of Personal Conduct, and additional required event information, including information on our annual student and faculty retreat can all be found by logging in to the MyRegent portal.
For assistance accessing the MyRegent portal, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORIENTATION (J.D. STUDENTS ONLY)
Incoming 1L J.D. students are required to attend the on-campus new student orientation in August. Students in the Academic Success Program are required to attend a week-long program prior to orientation. View the School of Law Events Calendar for specific dates.
For questions regarding orientation, contact Law Student Affairs at email@example.com.
The Law School desires to prepare students for the professional environment of the practice of law. Accordingly, in matters of dress, students should recognize that they are preparing for career placement and thus should present themselves in a manner consistent with professional standards. While modest casual dress is normally acceptable on campus, recreational and beach attire such as cropped, tank, or midriff shirts, hats, or short shorts are not in keeping with professional standards and are therefore discouraged.
General information to help Regent students learn of their rights and responsibilities with regard to disability services can be found online here. If you have a disability that you believe requires accommodation, please review the specific information on the process for requesting reasonable accommodations.
For questions regarding disability accommodations, contact Law Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following selections, although not required, will help you prepare for your studies at Regent Law. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to read or view the following items.
Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success, 3rd edition, Ruta K. Stropus and Charlotte D. Taylor, Carolina Academic Press, 2014.
The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School: An Easy to Use, Step-by-Step Program for Achieving Great Grades!, Harcourt Legal & Professional Publications, Inc., 1997.
The Elements of Legal Style, 2nd edition, Bryan A. Garner, Oxford University Press, 2002.
Plain English for Lawyers, 6th edition, Richard C. Wydick, Carolina Academic Press, 2019.
The Elements of Style, 4th edition, Will Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White, Longman, 1999.
Fowler’s Modern English Usage, 3rd revised edition, R. W. Burchfield, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Succeeding in Law School, 3rd edition, Herbert N. Ramy, 2020.
Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert, 2nd edition, Ruth Ann McKinney, 2012.
Defending the Declaration: How the Bible and Christianity Influenced the Writing of the Declaration of Independence, 1st edition, Gary T. Amos, Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishing, 1989.
The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, Signet Classics, 2003.
Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787, 1st edition, Catherine Drinker Bowen, Back Bay Books, 1986.
Debate of the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles & Letters During the Struggle Over Ratification, Part Two: January to August 1788, Edited by Bernard Bailyn, Library of America, 1993.
No Liberty for License: The Forgotten Logic of the First Amendment, first edition, David Lowenthal, Spence Publishing Company, 1997.
50 Questions on the Natural Law: What It Is and Why We Need It, Charles E. Rice, Ignatius Press, 1999.
The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke, first edition, Catherine D. Bowen, Little Brown & Co., 1990.
The Tradition of Natural Law: A Philosopher’s Reflections, Yves Rene Simon and Vukan Kuic, Fordham University Press, 1999.
Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education, Phillip E. Johnson, InterVarsity Press, 1998.
The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Judicial Interpretation to Judge-Made Law, revised edition, Christopher Wolfe, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1994.
Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession, Michael P. Schutt, InterVarsity Press, 2007.
A Nation Under Lawyers: How the Crisis in the Legal Profession Is Transforming American Society, 1st edition, Mary Ann Glendon, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994.
Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault of Truth in American Law, Daniel Farber and Susanna Sherry, Oxford University Press, 1997.
The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America, Philip K. Howard, The Random House Publishing Group, 2011.
Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, Robert P. George, Oxford University Press, 1995.
The Interaction of Law and Religion, Harold J. Berman, Abingdon Press, 1974.
Crime and Its Victims: What We Can Do, Daniel W. Van Ness, InterVarsity Press, 1986.
Justice that Restores, Charles W. Colson, Tyndale House Publishers, 2001.
Restoring Justice, Dan Van Ness and Karen Heetderks Strong, 5th edition, Routledge, 2015.
The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, 3rd edition, Ken C. Sande, Baker Books, 2004.
In Search of Atticus Finch: A Motivational Book for Lawyers, Mike Papantonio, Seville Publishing, 1998.
The Lawyer’s Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice, Joseph G. Allegrett, 1996.
Burden of Truth: Defending the Truth in an Age of Unbelief, Charles W. Colson and Anne Morse, Tyndale House Publishers, 1998.
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Os Guinness, Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2018.
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis, HarperOne, 2015.
The Other Six Days: Vocations, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective, R. Paul Stevens, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000.
Out of the Saltshaker: Evangelism as a Way of Life, Rebecca Manley Pippert, InterVarsity Press, 1999.
Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, Gene Edward Veith, Jr., Crossway Books, 1994.
The Sensate Culture, Harold O. J. Brown, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2007.
How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, 4th edition, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, Zondervan, 2014.
The Law as Literature, Ephraim London, Simon & Schuster, 1966.
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo.
1984, George Orwell, Signet Classic, 1950.
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Grand Central Publishing, 1988.
Witness, Whittaker Chambers, Regnery Publishing, 1987.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Claude Rains, Columbia Tristar, 1939.
The Oxbow Incident, Anthony Quinn, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, and Harry Morgan, Twentieth Century Fox, 1942.
Young Mr. Lincoln, Henry Fonda and Lamar Trotti, Twentieth Century Fox, 1939.
Anatomy of a Murder, James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazarra, Eve Arden, and George C. Scott, Columbia Tristar, 1959.
Adam’s Rib, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949.
Judgment at Nuremburg, Spencer Tracy and Maximillian Schnell, United Artists, 1961.
Witness for the Prosecution, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton, MGM-Pathe Communications, 1957.
Breaker Morant, Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, and Bryan Brown, South Australian Film Corp., 1979.
Twelve Angry Men, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, United Artists, 1957.
A Civil Action, John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, Zeljko Ivanek, and John Lithgow, Touchstone Pictures, 1999.