Dean's Welcome

Dean Jeffrey BrauchThere was a time when lawyers were known as counselors at law. They were trained, not just for a job, but for a higher service. At Regent University School of Law, that time still exists. It is not enough to simply send out more lawyers. Our society needs men and women who are called to something higher, something greater. We exist to equip men and women who choose to respond to that call. We desire to train counselors who will serve their clients effectively and be salt and light in their workplaces and communities.

Part of that training is to equip students with the skills needed to be an excellent attorney. We have an outstanding and rigorous writing program. We also offer superb training in the legal skills of negotiation, mediation, trial advocacy and appellate advocacy. Our competition teams have had extraordinary success. Recently, our moot court, negotiation and mediation teams all advanced to the American Bar Association national tournament and finished among the top teams in the nation.

However, training in legal skills alone is not enough. What makes Regent unique among law schools approved by the American Bar Association is that we thoroughly integrate a Christian perspective in the classroom. We are committed to the proposition that there are truths--eternal principles of justice--about the way we should practice law and about the law itself. We believe character matters. We talk openly about how an attorney can have integrity and humility in a profession that challenges both. And we discuss not only what the law is, but also its origin and what it ought to be.

As you consider attending a law school, I encourage you to think about a legal education that recognizes the critical role the Christian faith should play in our legal system and your professional life. I trust that in so doing, you will be drawn to Regent Law for your legal studies.

Jeffrey A. Brauch
Dean and Professor, Regent University School of Law