Juris Doctor (JD)

Bradley Knox, JD, Regent Graduate
Bradley Knox, JD '94
Aflac, VP and Counsel
for Federal Affairs

"Regent's unique dedication to
vigorously incorporating a
biblical worldview into the
standard coursework forced me
to think beyond the text
and toward incorporating
foundational principles
into everyday problem-solving."

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On-Campus Degree Overview

Juris Doctor (JD) students will gain a basic knowledge of the law in key areas, including Torts, Contracts, Property, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Business Associations, and Evidence. Our American Bar Association (ABA) accredited program focuses on legal analysis, writing, and problem solving. Through an understanding of the biblical principles applicable to law and an ability to apply those principles in practical ways to the practice of law, Regent Law students will be uniquely equipped to practice law ethically and professionally, with honesty, integrity, and Christ-like character.

JD Program Highlights

Curriculum: May be completed as a 2-year, 3-year, or part-time/evening program.
Credits: 90 credit hours
Format: Offered entirely at our Virginia Beach campus
Results: Juris Doctor degree
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Features: At Regent Law, students have the opportunity to earn academic credit by studying and observing the law in action in international settings, and applying the law hands-on through the Center for Advocacy's externships and clinical opportunities, internships through the Center for Global Justice, and internships at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Career Opportunities

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Upon completion of all program requirements and passing of the Bar Examination, JD graduates will be eligible for positions involving administrative law/regulated industries, constitution and public law, corporate and commercial law, family law, health law, intellectual property, international law, legal theory and history, legal history, litigation, property/real estate, taxation, wills, and trusts.

Integration of Faith and Law

Faith-law integration is exemplified by "Christian Foundations of Law," a required course introducing students to the historical and philosophical roots of English and American law. The course encourages students to ask: "Why?" Why do we enforce contracts? Why do we punish crime? Why do we forbid the taking of life, liberty, and property without due process of law?

By exploring a multidisciplinary breadth of classic texts in history, philosophy, and theology, full-time and part-time students gain an appreciation of the biblical foundations of the law and legal institutions of the United States.