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Regent University School of Law



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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 417
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 151 - 159
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.97 - 3.61
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 80.65%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 70.0%
Tuition $34,405




Tucked away in beautiful Virginia Beach, Regent University is molding the next genera­tion of Christian lawyers and legal scholars. The program works diligently to maintain “a good sense of community” and the school as a whole feels “very cohesive.” Academically, Regent places “a strong emphasis on legal research and writing.” And while the course is “extremely rigorous and challenging,” students admit they find it “incredibly useful” as they begin to tackle summer internships. Additionally, Regent boasts “first-class” moot court and ADR facilities. Even better; the “buildings and grounds are beautiful” to boot!Moreover, Regent manages to attract some stellar professors. The vast majority are “very engaging in the classroom and are always available for one-on-one discussions.” One third-year student agrees, remarking that “accessibility” is a common attribute of the faculty here. Indeed, “each professor, including the Dean, leaves their door open and students drop by all the time.” Many professors also come to the classroom armed with “practical legal expe­rience” which helps students thoroughly understand how to apply legal concepts within real-world settings. Students also greatly appreciate that professors use “multiple teaching techniques, methods and forms of evaluation.” Beyond the classroom, the “research librarians are always helpful with journal work and general library questions.” As a pleased third-year shares, “They demonstrated a knowl­edge and skill in research I have never seen before.” Another 3L expounds, “The law library staff is a tremendous help in guiding students to the right resources using Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and online resources like Google scholar. And the interlibrary loan program is extraordinarily helpful and fast when working on journal related items.” However, some students do bemoan the fact that the law library is simply “the third floor of the general school library.” This results in students frequently having to deal with loud, boisterous undergraduates.By and large, students also speak highly of the “very nice” Career Services. The office “regularly hold events and [counselors] are always willing to meet with you regarding internships, resumes, cover letters, etc.” They also “active[ly] provide students with oppor­tunities to network.” However, a first-year does caution that “they are extremely busy and you must book about two weeks in advance.”Finally, the “great” administration continually proves themselves to be “very responsive to students’ needs.” Generally, Regent’s administrators are “well organized,” “provide clear, succinct communication” and offer many “opportunities for student feedback.” Overall, “the people who comprise the Regent School of Law make attending law school an absolute pleasure. The school embraces a motto “iron sharpening iron” as it seeks to fulfill a mission of service and leadership in the practice of law.”

- The Princeton Review



Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 137

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

1.JD/MBA-4yrs 2.JD/MA in Management-4yrs 3.JD/MA in Communication-4yrs 4.JD/MA in Journalism-4yrs 5.JD/MA in Counseling-4yrs 6.JD/MA in Divinity-4yrs 7.JD/M.Div.-4-5yrs 8.JD/MA in Government-4yrs

Specialty Law Programs

  • Constitutional
  • Human Rights
  • International
  • Labor

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 48
Full-Time Faculty 20
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 9
Part-Time Faculty 19
Faculty Gender 70% Male
29% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1


Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 51% Male
49% Female
Student Diversity
White 80%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%



Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $34,405 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,286 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $45,691 $34,405

Financial Aid

98% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$43,022 Average financial aid amount



Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: June 1

Average Age Admitted: 25

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Regent University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 151 - 159
LSAT Part-Time 147 - 151
LSAT Total 151 - 159

Regent University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.97 - 3.61
Part-Time 2.67 - 3.6
Total 2.97 - 3.61

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Community Life Form, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA

Optional: Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency



The Princeton Review

#2 Most Conservative Students
#10 Best Professors

U.S. News & World Report

#4 Regional Colleges West Top Public Rankings
#24 Regional Colleges West Rankings



Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 100%
First Time Pass Rate 81%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 81%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 24
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer


Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 70%
Average Starting Salary $50,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 29 33%
Firm Sized 11-25 5 6%
Firm Sized 26-50 1 6%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 1%
Firm Sized 501+ 1 1%
Business Industry 17 19%
Government 12 13%
Public Interest 5 6%
Federal Clerkship 2 2%
State Clerkship 5 6%
Academia 3 3%
Unknown Employer Type 2 2%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 4 3%
Unemployed, Seeking 14 11%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
FL 4%
AZ 4%
VA 39%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Regent University School of Law include:

  • Earl Mobley - Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Teresa Hammons - Virginia Beach General District Court Judge
  • Ron Pahl - Oregon Circuit Court Judge
  • Scott Dupont - North Carolina Circiut Court Judge
  • Robert F. McDonnell - Governor of Virginia

Associations & Memberships

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