Center for Law & Government

Hands-On Political Experience

Develop skills in politics and policy while you prepare to engage in today's generation of American statesmanship. Through the Center for Law & Government (CLG) you'll gain an even greater appreciation for our Constitution and for the value of our freedom. 

The CLG, a collaboration between the School of Law and Helms School of Government at Liberty University, is a state and national stage for the free exchange of ideas and the robust debate of issues of national and state importance.

Harnessing broad expertise, the Center promotes public policy that is consistent with the fundamental principles of American freedom: self-government, free enterprise, and the rule of law.

At the CLG

Robert Hurt

Robert Hurt

Former U.S. Congressman Robert Hurt (Virginia’s 5th District) serves and as Director of the new Center for Law & Government. Prior to joining Congress, Hurt was a state senator and delegate, councilman, and attorney.

News on the Center's beginnings

Commonwealth of Virginia Debate for U.S. Senate

Join us Thursday, April 19 at 6:45 p.m. for the Republican Primary U.S. Senate Debate for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


  • Nick Freitas
  • E.W. Jackson
  • Corey Stewart

Local and regional stations will be broadcasting live from the Liberty University Center for Music and the Worship Arts, Concert Hall.

Debate for U.S. Senate

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