Regent Law students have the unique opportunity to observe and participate in one of our country's foremost public interest law firms, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
Regent Law students who participate in the ACLJ’s summer internship program played an integral role in the critical First Amendment case of Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, in which the ACLJ represented Pleasant Grove, Utah in an issue concerning the display of the Ten Commandments in a city park.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the ACLJ, clearing the way for governments to accept permanent monuments of their choosing in public parks.
With one of its primary offices located on the campus of Regent University, law students may obtain volunteer and paid positions to assist ACLJ staff attorneys as they provide legal services for clients involved in pro-family and pro-liberty cases from across the United States.
Regent Law students also have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses taught by Dr. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ, such as a seminar on recent Supreme Court cases and a course in Supreme Court history. Other ACLJ attorneys also teach as part of the ACLJ academic concentration.