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Students outside Robertson Hall, which houses Regent University's law school in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Philosophy & Mission

Practice Ready, Purpose Driven

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (NIV)

At Regent University School of Law, academic excellence, coupled with an emphasis on spiritual integrity, educates a different kind of lawyer, uniquely prepared to practice law. Here you can not only be trained to practice law, but you can also be well-equipped to enter the legal profession as a fully integrated lawyer with a thorough knowledge of the law, the practice skills to put that knowledge to use, and the character necessary to succeed with integrity.

Our commitment to faith-law integration is woven into our curriculum, as our faculty, dedicated to Christ’s call both personally and professionally, provide a caring and nurturing environment in which students gain an understanding of the foundations of law and learn to develop the ethical and moral code required for the recognition and resolution of ethical dilemmas. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore the call of God on their lives, the gifts God has given them and discover how this translates into the practice of law.

It is through our rigorous legal education in the context of a supportive Christian community, that our students are equipped to be  practice-ready, purpose-driven graduates with the confidence and spiritual integrity to seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God as Christian leaders who will change the world.

Mission Statement

Regent University serves as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a biblical perspective and global context, equipping Christian leaders to change the world. These values permeate the law school. Our mission is to provide an excellent legal education from a Christian perspective, to nurture and encourage our students toward spiritual maturity, and to engage the world through Christian legal thought and practice.

The law school mission includes:

  • Education and training of students to become excellent lawyers.
  • Nurturing and encouragement of students to become mature Christians who are empowered with the Holy Spirit and display the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their personal and professional lives while impacting the world.
  • The grounding of students in the biblical foundations of law, legal institutions, and processes of conflict resolution; the recognition of questions of righteousness in the operation of law; and the pursuit of true justice through professional legal service.
  • Community of other law students, practicing lawyers, judges, legislators, government officials, educators, and others to recognize and seek the biblical foundations of law, legal institutions, and the processes of conflict resolution; to recognize questions of righteousness in the operation of the law; and to pursue true justice through professional legal service.