Virginia Beach, VA (March 13, 2020) – Recently, the Regent University School of Law was included on The Princeton Review’s “Best Law Schools 2020” listing. Specifically, Regent Law was ranked in the Top 5 in the Nation for Professors Interesting (Teaching), taking fifth position; in the Top 10 in the Nation for Professors’ Accessibility, tied for seventh, and Top 35 in the Nation for Academic Experience (listed 33rd).
The Princeton Review compiles its rankings based upon surveys completed by students and administrators.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognized by The Princeton Review. These rankings speak to the incredible work of our dedicated faculty in the School of Law, and it signifies the promise we give to our prospective students – you will learn from true scholars who are here to help you succeed and prepare for a life practicing law,” said School of Law Dean Mark Martin, former Supreme Court Chief Justice of North Carolina.
In addition to the collective successes of the Regent University School of Law, and the recognition of our faculty, our law students have also excelled in student competitions.
In the ABA National Moot Court Competition held in Richmond, the Regent student team of Josh Barbosa and Nathan Hernandez beat out over 150 teams from across the country to win Region IV, with Hernandez receiving the Best Oralist accolade in the final round. Following their success in the regional round, the team competed in nationals in New York City, finishing that semifinal competition in the top four in the country.
In the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the Regent team of Abigail Taylor, Lexi Overcash, and Donna Kinney competed and advanced to the national competition, which will be held April in Chicago. During that competition, Taylor won Best Oralist for the Philadelphia region out of approximately 70 competitors.
Finally, in the Americas Region of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in New York, students Courtney Hitchcock, Ben Snodgrass, and Cris Real-Prendigue finished second. The team also secured the Second-Best Brief award for the competition, Hitchcock won Best Oralist in the final round, and the team was invited to Oxford, England, to compete in the international round of the tournament (recently cancelled due to precautionary measures in light of coronavirus). In head-to-head competition, Regent beat out Northwestern University; and the team’s second-place overall finish placed Regent Law ahead of Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and others.
Regent Law’s more than 3,300 graduates practice law in 49 states and over 20 countries and include 38 currently sitting judges. The School of Law currently ranks in the top 25 percent of all law schools for obtaining judicial clerkships and ranked 20th in the nation for Ultimate Bar Passage in 2019. The school offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three-year and part-time formats, an online M.A. in Law, an online M.A. in Financial Planning & Law, an on-campus and online LL.M. in Human Rights and an on-campus and online LL.M. in American Legal Studies.
Founded in 1978, Regent University has nearly 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication, the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 22 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.