In 2003, Concord JD graduates were the first California Bar Exam passers who studied law online.
Learn about the curriculum of the Juris Doctor program.
Download the JD program brochure.
Concord Law School graduates discuss the online JD program.
The Juris Doctor program focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective member of the legal profession. Students work through the academic program much like they would if they were enrolled in a bricks-and-mortar law school. At the start of the first year, students are assigned to a section. They meet regularly as a group in their synchronous classes. They also get together outside of class—online, on the phone, and occasionally face to face—as they connect with a “study buddy” or form study groups. When the section completes the year, students tell us they know more about each other and have developed closer relationships than often resulted from their experiences in a traditional classroom environment.
Concord's 4-year, part-time, JD program is grounded in the core bar
courses, with the first 2 years devoted entirely to required courses.
Terms are year long and students must successfully complete a total
of 92 units, at least 22 to 24 units of coursework in 48 to 52
consecutive weeks. Graduates of the JD program will
have met the legal education requirement of the Committee of Bar
Examiners, State Bar of California. After meeting regulatory
requirements, including passing the First Year Law Students’ Exam and
the California Bar Exam, they may apply for admission to the State Bar
Concord technology enables students to approach their coursework on a typical law school schedule. Courses are not completed one subject at a time in isolation. Students balance the demands of the four or five courses in which they are enrolled. Consequently, they benefit from the integrated learning that takes place as they build knowledge and skills as progress is made through the curriculum.