While many universities with law schools are affiliated with church denominations, law schools that offer a distinctively Christian perspective are rare in the United States. Christian law schools, however, do exist. Most are fully or provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and some, such as Ave Maria School of Law, are law schools not connected to a Christian university.
Ave Maria School of Law
The Ave Maria School of Law is an ABA-accredited Roman Catholic law school. According to its website, the school aims to intertwine law and morality through addressing moral issues in its law courses. Ave Maria requires four core classes on law and ethics: Moral Foundations of the Law; Jurisprudence; Professional Responsibility; and, Law, Ethics, and Public Policy. Located in Naples, Florida, the Ave Maria School of Law is ranked No. 4 among lowest tier of the nation's law schools by "US News & World Report."
Ave Maria School of Law 1025 Commons Circle Naples, FL 34119 239-687-5300 avemarialaw.edu
Regent University Law School
Founded in 1978 by televangelist Pat Robertson, Regent University is an interdenominational Christian university. According to its website, the ABA-accredited law school enhances an ABA-approved curriculum by "grounding it in Christian faith and values." All students must take a course called Christian Foundations of Law. Students must also submit a Clergy/Spiritual Life recommendation prior to admission. "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Regent University School of Law in the fourth and lowest tier of the nation's law schools.
Regent University School of Law 1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9880 877-267-5072 www.regent.edu
Liberty University School of Law
Liberty University is an evangelical Christian University founded by Rev. Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty's School of Law bills itself as a distinctively Christian school committed to professional excellence, according to the school's website. The ABA has provisionally accredited the law school. Graduates of provisionally accredited law schools are granted the same rights and recognition as graduates of fully approved law schools. Because the school is provisionally accredited, "US News & World Report" does not rank it.
Liberty University School of Law 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, Virginia 24502 434-592-5300 law.liberty.edu