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Life Demands Action

At Liberty, law is taught from a distinctively Christian worldview, which makes Liberty unique from other law schools.

Liberty University School of Law exists to equip future leaders in law with a superior legal education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures.

Through the integration of faith and reason, students learn to advocate for truth and justice in every facet of the legal profession and can choose from one of eleven areas of concentration. By the time Liberty Law students graduate, they are prepared to defend Christian values and protect our God-given inalienable rights.

"At Liberty University School of Law, we believe that the practice of law is a calling to serve others in a noble profession. After completing our practice-ready program, you will be prepared to enter the profession and make an impact on your community, nation, and the world. Liberty Law sets you on the path to a successful future, no matter where your career leads." - B. Keith Faulkner, Dean

A champion is more than a victor; a champion is an advocate and a defender. Become a champion at Liberty University School of Law.

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  • 2017 Entering Class Demographics

    • Virginia Residents: 43.83%
    • Total Student Body: 171
    • 23.28%Minority
    • 52.05%Women
    • 25.55Average Age
  • 2017 Entering Class LSAT Percentiles

    • 25th149
    • Median151
    • 75th156
  • 2017 Entering Class GPA Percentiles

    • 25th2.97
    • Median3.41
    • 75th3.73

Liberty University School of Law is committed to preparing the next generation of Christian lawyers to impact every field of law. Liberty Law offers 11 certificates of concentration, including business law, criminal justice, family and juvenile law, international law, constitutional law, and advocacy.

Through our comprehensive Lawyering Skills program, students become adept at core skills crucial to attorneys regardless of the area of law and are prepared to practice in law firms, corporations, judicial clerkships, government agencies, and more.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission application, which includes a personal statement
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Two letters of recommendation and/or evaluations

Qualifications for Admissions to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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Superior Academics

Superior Academics

Liberty Law provides a superior education in the context of the Western legal tradition. The school believes that a quality legal education can only be achieved when traditional, substantive law courses are integrated with a complete practical skills program and a solid grounding in the foundation of law within a Christian worldview.

You will get an excellent legal education through Liberty Law’s Juris Doctor degree program. Other programs available include the following online programs: Juris Master in American Legal Studies, the Juris Master in International Legal Studies, and the Master of Laws in International Legal Studies.

Certificates of Concentration

  • Advocacy
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family and Juvenile Law
  • International Law
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Trial Advocacy

Center for Lawyering Skills

Our innovative practical skills program offers the most comprehensive skills curriculum in the nation. The six-course curriculum equips students with the skills they need to practice law from day one. Our program consists of two tracks: planning and litigation.

Dual Degrees

Liberty University offers dual degree programs that allow students the opportunity to optimize their law degree by earning an additional advanced degree for less time and money. Dual degree programs are available in business (M.B.A.), education (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.), history (M.A.), human services counseling (M.A.), public policy (M.A.P.P.), and religion (M.A.R.). Each program accepts specific law courses toward completion of the dual degree.

Experienced Faculty

Paul Spinden

Judge Paul Spinden, School of Law professor

Our faculty represents a depth and diversity of legal experience that parallels the nation’s most prestigious law schools and includes a former state attorney general, a former state appeals court and administrative law judge, as well as former state and federal law clerks, among others. Additional faculty members are experienced trial lawyers and district attorneys, nonprofit leaders, transactional attorneys, and authors. Along with their professional credentials comes an uncompromising, personal passion for ministry and a love of teaching.


Academic Support Program

The Academic Support Program helps you achieve your full academic potential by assisting you with class preparation, exam success, and time management, as well as preparation for the bar. One-on-one tutoring sessions are also available.

Center for Legal Writing

The Center for Legal Writing helps you enhance your legal writing abilities. The center’s staff works one-on-one with students to identify weaknesses and improve writing skills.

Student Organizations

Extracurricular Organizations

  • Black Law Student Association
  • The Business and Transactions Law Society
  • Child Advocacy Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • The Criminal Law Society
  • The Federalist Society
  • Friends of the Second Amendment
  • The International Law Society
  • Law Students for Life
  • The Liberty Counsel Student Organization
  • Military Law Society
  • Public Interest Law Society
  • The Student Bar Association

Cocurricular Organizations

  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
  • The Liberty Legal Journal Editorial Board
  • Liberty University Law Review Editorial Board
  • The Moot Court Board
  • The Trial Team

Supreme Courtroom

The 330-seat courtroom contains the only known replica of the U.S. Supreme Court bench, accurate down to the angles and measurements. The Supreme Courtroom is used for moot court, mock trials, law Convocations, and special events. It is a daily reminder of our mission to seek to restore and uphold the rule of law.

Supreme Courtroom

Online Legal Studies Programs

Juris Master in American Legal Studies (J.M.)

If you are a professional who wants to learn about essential areas of American law such as constitutional law, property, and contracts, this J.M. degree offers you the opportunity. The program also explores the fundamental principles of the Christian legal tradition and the foundations of American legal institutions.

Juris Master in International Legal Studies (J.M.)

If you are a professional who wants to learn the fundamentals of international law such as international trade law, international human rights law, or international business transactions, this J.M. program provides you with the opportunity to study the Christian foundation of law as well as the impact of economics on international law.

Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LL.M.)

If you already have a Juris Doctor or LL.B. (or equivalent) degree and want to specialize in the study of international legal norms and institutions, the LL.M. program allows you to study wherever you live. In this unique online program, you will be able to study areas such as international trade law, international business transactions, law and diplomacy, and international human rights law. You will also be equipped to write law review articles and enhance your critical thinking abilities as you seek international legal practice opportunities.

Professional Development

Center for Career & Professional Development

The mission of the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) is to equip law students and alumni with tools and skills essential for career development, to cultivate a lifelong commitment to professionalism and community service, and to promote regional and national awareness of the law school's distinctive program of legal study.

The center provides information on law firms, corporations, judicial clerkships, government agencies, and more. Liberty Law alumni are known to have been employed in at least 32 states.

Paul Spinden

Services include the following:

  • Practice Interviews
  • Résumé preparation, review, and evaluation
  • Job fairs
  • Interviewing techniques and strategies
  • Individual career counseling sessions


Liberty University School of Law offers comprehensive externships in a variety of legal settings. Externships expose students to the day-to-day realities of legal practice while offering them the opportunity to thoroughly explore a particular area of interest. Additionally, students may work in conjunction with CCPD to customize an externship based on areas that interest them.

Externships are available in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Prosecution
  • Public defense
  • Constitutional law
  • Public policy
  • Government agencies
  • Media and entertainment
  • Trial and appellate courts
  • Judicial clerkships
  • International law
  • Public interest

Law Centers & Clinics

Prosecution Clinic

The Prosecution Clinic currently offers summer and fall externship opportunities in the Bedford, VA, Commonwealth's Attorneys' Offices. Working closely with Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys, Liberty Law students are given the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the prosecution of criminal law cases.

Center for Prosecution

The Center for Prosecution (CFP) provides students with the opportunity to engage in various aspects of criminal prosecution. Students work under the direct supervision of a former criminal prosecutor and a local commonwealth attorney. Students will develop case strategy, conduct legal research and writing, write motions and briefs, interview witnesses, and give oral arguments.

Center for Trial Advocacy

The Center for Trial Advocacy provides students with hands-on training in all areas of courtroom practice and integrates trial skills into the curriculum. Qualified students can compete in regional and national trial and arbitration competitions.

Constitutional Litigation Clinic**

The Constitutional Litigation Clinic offers students an opportunity to represent clients and work on cases of national significance under the direct supervision of constitutional attorneys. Students learn constitutional law, civil procedure, evidence, ethics, and tactical litigation skills.

Liberty Center for International Human Rights**

The Liberty Center for International Human Rights provides opportunities for students to gain an understanding of international human rights. Law students and scholars can advocate for certain human rights policies through advanced research, writing, and article publication. Students are able to participate in a variety of programs focused on international human rights, international and domestic fellowships, externships and internship opportunities, and represent persons and entities before national and international forums.

*In conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys.

**A partnership between Liberty University School of Law and Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family.