Public Service

 

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PILAR Community Service Day
Virginia Law Foundation
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Employment Resources  

 


Regent University School of Law has a prolific legacy of sending students and graduates out to serve in public interest. Career Services is working to continue this tradition by supporting and encouraging students and graduates who are interested in public service law.

According to The National Jurist (’08), Regent Law is 21st in the nation for
percentage of alumni working in public interest law.

 


Community Service by Students

 

Community Service Day

Each August the Regent Law Community reaches out to the local community through a Community Service Day.  By joining with local volunteer organizations, the Regent Law Community puts its mission – Christian Leadership to Change the World – into practice.  Regent Law students, professors, and alumni come together to make a difference in their own backyard. 

In 2013, 175 volunteers completed 525 hours during the Community Service Day.

Click on the presentation below for information on Community Service Day Work Sites, types of volunteer work done, and student and alumni participation.

 

 

 

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is designed to assist graduates employed in public interest fields in paying off their student loans.  This program gives recipients a zero percent interest loan for qualifying portions of their student loans.  The participant’s LRAP loan will be forgiven if the participant works in qualifying employment within the LRAP guidelines for at least one year after disbursement.

LRAP Application PDF

PILAR

The Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR) is a student-run organization that strives to provide summer grants to qualified law students so they can gain experience in public interest fields during their 1L and 2L summers. Funds are raised through the annual Auction and other activities.  All students who wish to receive a grant must work a minimum number of hours to help raise funds in order to be eligible.

In the last three years, PILAR has given out $16,000 in fellowships.

Virginia Law Foundation

Virginia Law Foundation – Public Service Internship Program offers grants to students interning at qualifying organizations.  For a list of qualifying organizations, click here. PDF

Employment Resources

Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide

Action Without Borders

Offers listings of jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships in a variety of countries

American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono and Public Service

A national source of information, resources and assistance to support, facilitate, and expand the delivery of pro bono legal assistance.

Amnesty International

Federal Government Jobs

The official job site of the US Federal Government.  It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

International Law Students Association

Equal Opportunity Statement

Regent University School of Law firmly expects that employers will observe the principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity with respect to classifications protected by law, in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.