Accelerated Juris Doctor (Two-Year Program)
Enjoy this video highlighting Regent Law's new Accelerated J.D. program.
Regent Law understands the unique challenges facing today’s aspiring lawyers who want to become equipped to address the most pressing issues of our time.
We have responded by offering the following J.D. program options:
- Two-Year Accelerated Program - a new program launching May 2013, detailed below.
- Two and-a-half Year Program – students can earn a J.D. in two-and-a-half years by taking courses during the summer and increasing their fall/spring credit hours.
- Three-Year Program - full-time students will graduate in three calendar years by enrolling in courses in the fall and spring semesters.
- Part-Time Program - part-time students take courses with full-time students, but at a more flexible pace, typically graduating in 4-5 years.
About the Accelerated J.D.
- Students save considerable time and living expenses while earning the same academically rigorous Regent legal education taught from a Christian worldview.
- Students will enter the job market one year sooner than students in a traditional 3-year program.
- Students study full-time for six consecutive terms by starting in late May as opposed to mid-August.
- After the first summer, accelerated program students are integrated into the same classes as all other law students, studying the same curriculum under the same professors as enjoyed by students in the traditional three-year program.
- Students will experience a law-practice externship as a part of the Accelerated Program.
- Due to a rigorous schedule, students will have less opportunity for extracurricular activities and summer employment.
Applying to the Accelerated J.D.
- Requires at least a 152 LSAT, a 3.0 cumulative UGPA, and other indicators of high academic promise.
- Applications and supporting documents should be submitted via the LSAC website. Priority consideration date for the two-year program is January 15. Late applications are considered on a space-available basis. Students admitted to the program must submit an enrollment agreement and seat deposit no later than April 1.
- It is recommended that applicants take the October or December LSAT preceding the desired June enrollment.
- Applicants must submit an addendum in their application addressing their reasons for seeking enrollment in an accelerated, rigorous program of study. The admissions committee will be looking for a commitment to disciplined, intensive legal study.
- Students not admitted into the two-year program may be offered admission into the traditional, three-year program.
- International students may not begin on-campus study in the summer term, and therefore, are ineligible for this program. We invite international students to apply for our full-time program.
Accelerated J.D. Course Schedule
Accelerated program students will follow the traditional ninety-hour J.D. course requirements in a compressed format.
- First term (summer): 13 credits (Christian Foundations of Law, Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, and Evidence).
- Second term (fall 1st year) – 15 credits (Civ Pro I, Contracts I, LARW I, Property I, Torts I, Con Law II)
- Third term (spring 1st year) – 15 credits (Civ Pro II, Contracts II, LARW II, Property II, Torts II)
- Fourth term (summer): 14 credits (10 credits plus 1 required legal externship.)
- Fifth & sixth terms – (fall & spring 2nd year) – 33 credits