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.
The following groups provide opportunities for connecting with classmates and community involvement. Whether you are looking for avenues for spiritual growth and community service, or seeking a social or professional network, these groups are key for law school student involvement.
The Regent Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR) is comprised of both second- and third-year law students. The Board conducts mock negotiations for the Negotiations class and mentors Negotiations students in the early portion of the course. Additionally, the ADR Board focuses on client counseling, mediation and negotiation. Each of these areas is a unique lawyering skill, and the ADR Board’s goal is to train and equip our board members and classmates to be excellent in all three. The board participates in, hosts and has enjoyed success in numerous regional and national competitions and administers its own annual intramural negotiation competition.
The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association represents the interests of Asian Pacific American law students and provides advocacy, support, and career development opportunities for its members through the United States.
Our Mission Statement is to foster the exchange of ideas and promote a deeper understanding of the legal, political, and social status of Asian Pacific Americans in society; to encourage leadership, participation, and involvement in the greater Asian Pacific American community; to inspire law students and legal professionals to serve the interests and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans and all diverse populations.
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has two primary goals: to promote community service in neighboring black communities and to be a vehicle of spiritual, academic, and cultural awareness, and support for black law students.
The Business Law Society’s (BLS) mission is to integrate the Christian faith into the practice of commercial, corporate, and transactional law. To accomplish our goal, BLS partners with the university and the community to provide law students with learning opportunities available through activities involving students, faculty and members of the local bar.
Founded in 1961, Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a professional organization of over 4,500 attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, paralegals, and their families who desire to do justice with the love of God.
The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the student government organization for the university. Law school student involvement in this group provides the opportunity to facilitate the exchange of ideas among the other schools at Regent and represent the student body to the university’s administration.
To contact your COGS representatives, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. Members seek to promote an awareness and an understanding of the USA’s founding principles, and believe in constitutionally limited government. They also view the separation of governmental powers as a central component of the U.S. Constitution and the responsibility of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
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The Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) at Regent University School of Law exists to encourage and support Hispanic and non-Hispanic students as they pursue their calling to serve and remain responsive to the social, political, and academic promotion of the Hispanic community.
The SBA Honor Council has authority to consider allegations of student misconduct pursuant to the process established in the Regent University School of Law Honor Code.
The International Law Society (ILS) seeks to foster a sense of global service and awareness at Regent University by inviting speakers and international leaders to Regent; engaging students in discussions, conferences, and forums; providing information on volunteer and job opportunities in international law and business; and helping students recognize the global dimension of Regent’s mission to train Christian leaders to change the world.
Founded in 2014, the Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy (JGJPP) is a Christian academic journal dedicated to scholarly publications on all issues affecting global justice both in domestic and international law.
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Founded in 2016, the Master of Arts in Law Students Association (MLSA) exists to enhance the educational, professional, social, and spiritual lives of M.A. in Law students while impacting our community through Christian leadership and advancing principles of law and justice at Regent University School of Law. MLSA strives to provide opportunities to share Jesus Christ to unbelievers, foster fellowship and promote unity within Regent’s academic community, and demonstrate Christ’s love to others by serving in community volunteer events.
The Military and Veterans Law Society (MVLS) is a student-run organization dedicated to helping our active duty service-members and veterans with legal issues. This group is open to all students and aims to (i) network students with JAG officers and JAG recruiters, (ii) to assist JAG officers in helping service members with their legal issues, and (iii) to network with community attorneys to assist service members with legal pro bono aid. MVLS offers a great place to learn more about how the law affects those that have served to protect it, and a chance to give something back for their service.
The Moot Court Board is dedicated to equipping students with the skills to be effective advocates. Students are encouraged to build their advocacy on sound legal reasoning and their commitment to God. The Moot Court Board assists Regent students in the development of oral and written appellate advocacy skills through participation in various external regional and national competitions. Regent Law’s advocacy teams have won more than 60 national and regional championships, best brief and best oralist awards. View the full list of highlights and awards.
The Moot Court Board works within the Regent Law School community by hosting the annual Regent Cup Competition in the fall for the second and third-year law school students, and the annual 1L Moot Court Competition in the spring. Additionally, they host two interscholastic competitions each year: The American Collegiate Competition and the Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
The Newman Society is an organization of Catholic students. The Society is committed to helping students develop spiritually. It sponsors weekly masses and an annual Red Mass on Regent University’s campus. In addition to its spiritual emphasis, the Society offers an array of social activities for law students, as well as opportunities for community involvement.
Founded in 2008, Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is a professional co-ed law fraternity of Regent Law School. Phi Alpha Delta’s mission is to advance the integrity, compassion, and courage of its members through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. Phi Alpha Delta offers a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in networking events, community service activities, and professional development forums.
The Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR) seek to provide a venue through which students can act to begin eliminating the inequality of legal resources in our country. PILAR strives to bring awareness of legal public interest issues to law students and to offer opportunities to connect with local attorneys serving the public interest. Each year, PILAR provides summer grants to qualified law students so they may gain experience in public interest fields during their 1L and 2L summers. Ultimately, PILAR’s goal is to call and equip future Christian lawyers to serve the public interest with the legal talents they have been given.
Regent Students for Life (RSFL) provides the Regent community the opportunity to discuss and engage the culture on all aspects of life: abortion, post-abortion, adoption, disability discrimination, euthanasia, stem cell research, genocide, RU486, abstinence, and much more. This group provides an opportunity for educated, mannerly debate, discussion, and service to others, and for all Regent students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together as one body to serve those in need for Christ.
The Regent University Law Review is fulfilling its vision to “provide a forum for a Christian perspective on law and the legal profession, especially through the application of biblical principles to law.”
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is dedicated to providing a Christian forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government at Regent University School of Law. The SBA provides law students with representative leadership to the law school and the university. The SBA also has a strong history of providing social and ministry occasions for the entire community. Studying law is a unique privilege and the SBA seeks to provide students with the best law school experience attainable. Student governance is granted to the Student Senate by the Student Bar Association Constitution.
The Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) assists in training law students in the art of trial advocacy and procedural litigation skills, while integrating Christian ideals into the courtroom, with the ultimate goal of molding students into aggressive Christian advocates. The Trial Advocacy Board will achieve this mission by providing students with opportunities to attend and compete in national trial advocacy competitions, host periodic seminars and sponsor an annual intramural trial advocacy competition.
The Virginia Bar Association Law School Council (VBA LSC) at Regent facilitates connecting Regent Law students with both the state and local bar associations. It is a branch of the Virginia Bar Association through its Young Lawyers Division.