Concord Law School is the leading program of online legal education in the United States today. Since opening its virtual doors in 1998, more than 1700 students have graduated from the law school. Concord currently serves approximately 900 students in its Juris Doctor and Executive Juris Doctor programs.
Our mission is to deliver a sound program of legal education that is accessible and affordable, using state-of-the-art technology. Concord’s program helps career-focused learners achieve their personal and professional goals. In doing so, the program uniquely serves the needs of the legal profession and the public interest.
What fuels the Concord educational experience is its accessibility. Most Concord students live in suburban or rural communities, where there is little or no access to a law school education. The convenience of Concord’s online program meets the needs of students who are otherwise highly qualified, but who cannot move their families or change their employment status to attend a traditional law program.
Concord's relatively low cost makes legal education accessible to a diverse student population with a wide variety of backgrounds. A Concord classroom brings together students who are ethnically and geographically diverse with a broad range of professional and personal experiences. This unique mix fosters a vibrant, motivated student body that works together to achieve its goal of earning a law degree.
In 1998, there was one section of thirty-three first-year students. Today, Concord boasts a vibrant student population that connects to its virtual hallways from all states and many foreign countries. Read More
Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA.) The formal merger of Concord into Kaplan University in the fall of 2007 made Concord the first online law school to be part of a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Read More
There is no typical Concord student. Classes include doctors, teachers, real estate agents, pilots, and small business owners—they are a diverse group. What unites them is their commitment to their legal education. Read More
One measurement of the success of our program is the consistent results graduates have posted on the California Bar Exam. Read More