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Regent University School of Law

Regent University
School of Law
1000 Regent University Drive
RH247
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
www.regent.edu/school-of-law/

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Douglas Cook
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
P: (757) 352-4331
E-mail

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator

Description of Programs

The Office of Law Career & Alumni Services in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association encourages public service by students through recognizing their successful completion of an approved placement through the Making the Commitment Program. The Virginia Bar Association is challenging every law student in Virginia to make the commitment.

The placement must be for a minimum of 35 hours per academic year. Students must complete both a proposal of work and supervisor agreement.

All students participating in the Making the Commitment Program are honored at a Public Interest Awards Reception held each fall; are given a certificate of appreciation signed by the dean of the law school; and are publicly recognized in front of family and peers at their commisioning ceremony as part of graduation.

Location of Programs

The Office of Law Career & Alumni Services

Staffing/Management/Oversight

The Pro Bono Initiative will be supervised by the Law School's Office of Career and Alumni Services.

Funding

None listed

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) – VITA provides a base of law students willing to help others with their federal income tax return preparation over a three-month period. Participating students visit libraries, prisons, military bases and urban communities.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

None listed

Awards/Recognition

Students who complete 35 hours of pro bono service will be recognized at commissioning, honored at a Public Interest Awards reception, and receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the Dean of the Law School.

Community Service

Students and faculty encourage one another to engage in community service consistent with the school's mission.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Darius Davenport
Director Career Services
P: (757) 226.4581
E-mail

Douglas H. Cook
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
P: (757) 226-4331
E-mail

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

For further information see: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/student_life/docs/ppmanual.pdf

Public Interest Centers

None listed

Public Interest Clinics

Litigation Clinic – The Litigation Clinic involves consumer issues, domestic relations, and administrative matters. Student-clinicians have direct responsibility for managing cases from initial interviews to conclusion of representation.

Externships/Internships

Two different courses are offered: one for legal aid and non-profit externs, the second for governmental and judicial externs. The subjects covered in these courses include ethics, case management, client interviewing, factual investigation and related topic.

Classes with a Public Service Component

Individual Income Tax– Students served in the Virginia Individual Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

Public Interest Journals

None listed

PI Career Support Center

These services are included within the general Career Services Office.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

Available for students who meet policy requirements.

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

The Office of Career & Alumni Services receives $12,000 annually to distribute to students working during the summer in public interest law. Students must submit a formal application and are selected through a competitive process.

Graduate Student Funded:

Through PILAR (Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent- Student Organization).

Other Funding Sources:

Regent Law School receives $9,000 annually from the Virginia Law Foundation annually to distribute to students working during the summer in public interest law. Students must submit a formal application and are selected through a competitive process.

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

Public Interest Auction – Each spring the student organization; Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent conduct a public interest auction to raise funds to support students who perform public interest work during the summer. Each year the organization raises approximately $6,000 to be distributed.

Student Public Interest Groups

Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR)

August 7, 2018