Overview

Applicants
634
Acceptance Rate
44%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.55
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
97

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
150 - 158

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
July 31

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$50

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
45

29
Female
11
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Virginia's Regent University Law School is a flexible, Christ-centered institution that has been offering exceptional academics based on a spiritual and moral perspective since 1986. The curriculum is called PractiSkills and combines faculty and attorney mentorships with courses that provide students professional, real-world applications for the material. For example, the Civil Procedure course includes training in drafting pleadings and engaging in discovery. Additionally, field placements are available for credit year-round, and some third-year students may even be placed in an Apprenticeship Program, which allows them to work under a university-selected Christian attorney. Regent's practice-ready approach has earned it a good reputation with the bar, and more than 20 percent of the most recent graduating class secured federal and state judicial clerkships. Overall, the school has a commitment to “academic excellence, integrity, and formation of the whole person.” There's also a belief in progression in regard to a student's position in their class, so “any student not afforded the honors designation at the beginning of the 1L year may achieve this status by working hard to achieve a certain grade point average by the end of the academic year,” thus opening up new opportunities and smaller class sizes that are accessible to honors students.

The faculty at Regent Law “have extensive history as practicing attorneys before becoming professors” and so they “offer a wonderful combination of understanding legal theory while peppering in practical wisdom on how it applies in practice.” Most professors here “are extremely knowledgeable of their content area and make it their mission to instill that knowledge in their students.” Their desire to share makes it “very easy to communicate with professors and easy to make appointments to meet with them,” and means that they “do their best to ensure every student gets the attention and help they are seeking.” The administration similarly has “an open-door policy and are willing to get to know students on a personal level.” They “make sure [students] are happy and healthy during law school.” As for the law library, it's “very close to the … school and has all the research resources a law student might need.” The classrooms themselves “have plenty of space and the courses are never too full.” Overall, “the facilities are well taken care of and perfectly adequate for any research or school-related need,” which helps the school do “a tremendous job in helping students excel and learn what is needed to become truly ethical and professional lawyers.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
79%
Median Starting Salary
$60,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
89%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
63%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
26

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Virginia Supreme Court Virginia Court of Appeals U.S. District Court Pierce McCoy Pender & Coward Troutman Sanders Vandeventer Black LLP U.S. Air Force JAG Corps U.S. Army JAG Corps U.S. Marine JAG Corps Virginia Beach Public Defender's Office Norfolk Public Defender's Office Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Office Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Office Supreme Court of Virginia Office of the Magistrate Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Office Willis Law

Graduates Employed by Area


Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Justice Daniel Kelly
Wisconsin Supreme Court

Bradley Knox
Vice President & Counsel, Aflac, Inc.

Hon. Steven Rogers
Florida Circuit Court Judge

Hon. Teresa Hammons
Virginia Beach General District Court Judge

Andrew Butler
Associate, Jones Day

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Jul 31
Application Deadlines
Dec 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$43,626

% Students Receiving Some Aid
100%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,000
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$13,500
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$13,500
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,000
Fees
$2,260

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
251
Parent Institution Enrollement
10,048

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
26

% Out-of-State
54%
% International
2%

Demographics

16.73%
% Under-represented Minorities

89% are full time
11% are part time
50% female
50% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Regent is “quiet and professional, which allows for a focused and academic environment.” It is guided by Christian ideals, but “freely allows the expression of all ideas and does not hold one's contrarian viewpoints against [them].” That leads to “a vibrant, uplifting, and encouraging community.” While students here are “a competitive bunch, [they] don't see the value in cutting each other down to get ahead.” The overall environment “is incredibly pleasant,” and students “play by the rules and compete in a fair manner.” As one student shares, “Number one hundred in the class can ask number one for help and number one would not think twice about [offering] it.” This amiable bunch spends time together both in and out of the classroom, often choosing “to celebrate … birthdays, have dinner parties, go on shopping trips, take trips to the beach, [and] have study sessions at each other's apartments.” As far as structured activities go, “there are many student-led clubs and activities,” and “the school frequently hosts lawyers, authors, and judges.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
S. Ernie Walton
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
1000 Regent University Drive
Robertson Hall 239
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone
757-352-4584

Email
lawschool@regent.edu