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Regent Law Ranked Top 15 Law School for Human Rights by PreLaw Magazine

By October 5, 2017December 16th, 2019Uganda
Regent University School of Law was one of 11 law schools in the country to receive an “A” rating in Human Rights law and ranked in the top 15 of all law schools for human rights law by Prelaw Magazine.

Center for Global Justice Academic & Administrative Director and Assistant Dean of Admissions, S. Ernie Walton, who is a Regent Law grad himself, was thrilled to see the rating: “We are honored to receive this recognition, and we praise the Lord for what He has done,” said Walton. “In just seven years, Regent Law has grown from a school with only a few human rights-related programs to a school with a thriving human rights Center that is equipping students for a career in human rights and providing invaluable support to front-line human rights organizations.”

The Back to School 2017 issue of PreLaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication, ranked the top schools for Criminal Law, Human Rights, and Health Law. An “A rating” represented a score of 90% or higher for schools who earned percentages for a human rights concentration, clinic, center, journal, student group, and certificate.

The Regent Law Center for Global Justice, founded in 2010, equips students and supports human rights organizations in the following ways:

  • 90 Regent Law students have joined the CGJ student staff and logged over 11,500 hours of pro bono hours for human rights organizations around the world, donating an estimated value of $865,575 in legal work.
  • 160 Regent Law and Handong International Law students have been sent out as CGJ summer interns by the Center, logging approximately 43,200 hours of pro-bono legal work at an estimated value of over $3.2 million.
  • The CGJ just sent out its first two Regent Law graduates on fully funded fellowships to work in Uganda for one year.
  • The CGJ sponsors 25 Regent Law courses that will help prepare students for a career in human rights.
  • Almost 3,000 people have been educated on topics related to human rights and the rule of law through symposia and other events.

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