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Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:07 pm
by mattg16
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Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:26 pm
by timbs4339
What kind of job do you see yourself in three years from now?

You know that Regent curves to a C right?

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:35 pm
by mattg16
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Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:02 am
by Myself
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Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:23 am
by IrwinM.Fletcher
If your goals involve having a legal job, it probably isn't a great idea.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:25 am
by Teflon_Don
mattg16 wrote:If my goal is not big law and I want to finish law school with as little debt as possible how does Regent with a full ride sound? I was just on a live chat and was told that there are no grading curves and the scholarship stipulation is a 2.8.

3.46 UGPA
163 lsat


Ha you'd be dumb NOT to do it.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:27 am
by nealric
Even if there are no curves in a mathematical sense, they may keep the median grade at a C. I would be very skeptical of any scholarship with stips other than good standing. Those stips aren't there for your benefit.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:28 am
by kalvano
http://www.top-law-schools.com/regent-u ... f-law.html

First-year students take the following required courses: Christian Foundations of Law, contracts, torts, civil procedure, property and legal writing. The workload is large and the curve is set to a strict C average, both of which have resulted in about 14 percent of students dropping out after the first year.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:30 am
by 20130312
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Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:38 am
by Bronck
kalvano wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/regent-university-school-of-law.html

First-year students take the following required courses: Christian Foundations of Law, contracts, torts, civil procedure, property and legal writing. The workload is large and the curve is set to a strict C average, both of which have resulted in about 14 percent of students dropping out after the first year.


Oh shit, I forgot about the Christian Foundations of Law section on the bar exam. Heard it was really hard. Better start prepping for it now.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:40 am
by Crowing
Idk if I could deal with Regent for 3 years + a lifetime of Regent alumhood even if it was free AND guaranteed a job.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:47 am
by 313DetroitLove
you can go to a way better law school for free with a better GPA stip. try Case Western Reserve they will pay for your stats

-ask me how I know :)

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:51 am
by hephaestus
Eta: I'd avoid regent at all costs. I'd retake and choose a more reputable school.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:58 am
by cynthiad
You have a decent GPA. Please retake the LSAT, you will be able to go to a much better school for free. I don't think Regent is worth three years of your life, plus COL, even if you don't have to pay tuition.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:02 am
by timbs4339
mattg16 wrote:I was told, via online chat, by a professor that there were no curves. From where did you learn that there is C curve? I ask because I have heard that they grade to a C, from others sources also.


Red flag. Don't go.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:19 pm
by nebula666
Are you planning on practicing Jesus law?

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:34 pm
by cinephile
ImNoScar wrote:Eta: I'd avoid regent at all costs. I'd retake and choose a more reputable school.


Seriously. Forget about the curve for a moment, no one is going to hire someone out of Regent. You'll come off as a fanatic and that's not the kind of image anyone other than a congressperson wants to portray.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:41 pm
by suralin
nebula666 wrote:Are you planning on practicing Jesus law?

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:59 pm
by paul554
With your numbers you should be able to get a close to free ride at other schools as well in the TTT or TTTT rank.

Now like you big law is not a concern for me and I decided to go to a lower ranking school that fit my needs better instead of a higher ranking school. The only difference for me was that both schools were free.
If you value religion to the point where it plays an everyday impact on your life then you might want to go to Regent but consider a few things.
1- Stigma. As soon as someone sees Regent on your degree they will assume you are overtly religious. This may be bad or good. If you desire to work in a conservative setting with religious people this could actually be a plus. Also, for government or military work they won't hold this against you.
2- Curve. This they will hold against you. With a harsh curve unless you are tippy top of your class (which you can NOT guarantee) then you will be facing an even tougher time.
3- COL and Stipulations. Virginia Beach is very pricey to live in, I know I was born and raised there. The area around Regent is nicer then most and you should expect to pay around 900-1100 in rent alone. Also, Regent cuts over a third of their students scholarships each year, so that free ride may turn into an expensive one real quick.
4- Theology. This is the one that really kept me from applying to Regent. I'm a christian, I tithe and attend church and my wife is pursuing her Masters of Divinity, so the idea of a christian based law style of teaching appeals to me. What you can't be sure of though is how the theology and beliefs of the school and professors will line up with your own. If you guys don't see eye to eye on this then the entire benefit of a christian based teaching is lost. My advice, go to law school to learn about law and go to a different school to learn about Theology, don't mix the two.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:03 pm
by nickb285
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Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:51 pm
by suralin
nickb285 wrote:Do you really want to go to a school that tries to recruit people via talking about themselves on Urban Dictionary? http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Regent%20University%20School%20of%20Law


:lol:

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:55 pm
by Crowing
nickb285 wrote:Do you really want to go to a school that tries to recruit people via talking about themselves on Urban Dictionary? http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Regent%20University%20School%20of%20Law


Wow. I just gave my first ever up and down votes on urbandictionary.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:01 pm
by Circlewave
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Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:21 pm
by HBBJohnStamos
Virginia is filled with great law schools that can be attended for cheap. Regent is not one of them. Retake.

Re: Regent University- Full Ride

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:25 am
by jwinaz
I currently live in Virginia Beach where Regent is located. COL here is actually relatively high for a mid-sized city.

I also looked at Regent a while ago and felt that even with a full ride that the reputation of the school may come back to haunt me in job searches. That is something you may wish to think about. Unless you have an absolute locked-in job after graduation, then it could still be risky. In our down economy, Regent graduates likely wouldn't fair well at all given the low academic ranking + religious fanaticism stereotypes (valid or not).