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MAKING QUALITY LEGAL EDUCATION MORE ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE

Concord Law School at Kaplan University delivers a rigorous legal education. Our professors have years of distinguished teaching, legal practice, and publishing experience. We have a challenging curriculum, comprehensive exam prep programs, active student organizations, an extensive law library, internship opportunities, and other support services. Our students have won Moot Court competitions against many of the nation’s top-rated law schools.

So what makes Concord different? You can earn the first-rate legal education you seek and still have scheduling flexibility for work and family—and at a fraction of the cost of traditional law schools. You’ll learn in an interactive, supportive environment, with personalized attention from professors who are committed to your success.

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WHICH LEGAL PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

JURIS DOCTOR
(JD) DEGREE

  • Your goal is to become a licensed attorney in the State of California.
  • You want to represent clients in court and provide legal counsel.
  • You see yourself leading depositions and negotiating settlements.

A JD DEGREE COULD BE YOUR PERFECT CAREER FIT

EXECUTIVE JURIS DOCTOR℠
(EJD) DEGREE

  • Your goal is to gain legal expertise to further your opportunities in your present job or a new field.
  • You want the knowledge and skills of a lawyer, but not to practice law.
  • You envision yourself helping people resolve disputes—for example, being an advocate for patients or families who need help.
  • You see yourself reviewing contracts, shaping corporate policy, and adding expertise to communicate better with attorneys.

AN EJD DEGREE MAY BE YOUR BEST CHOICE

PURDUE TO ACQUIRE CONCORD LAW SCHOOL

Recently, Purdue University, one of the nation’s most respected universities, announced that it plans to acquire Kaplan University, including Concord Law School. This is very good news for the Concord Law School community. The newly created nonprofit, public university will bring together Purdue’s strong academic reputation and commitment to excellence with Concord Law School's mission to make high-quality legal education affordable and accessible. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2018. 

LEGAL EXPERTISE LEADS TO EXCITING CAREER POSSIBILITIES

  • Information Technology

    Technology leaders leverage legal expertise as they plan and execute information technology initiatives, particularly in the fast-growing, highly-sensitive areas of cybersecurity and data protection.

  • Financial Services

    Financial professionals with advanced legal training have a powerful advantage in exploring avenues in banking, mortgage lending, compliance, business consulting, tax and accounting, trusts and estates, and advising broker-dealers and investment leaders.

  • Health Sciences

    With every detail of health care heavily regulated, legal expertise is needed to support patients and institutions more effectively. Career avenues include patient advocacy, hospital or clinic administration, electronic patient data systems, lab and research practices, device manufacturing, and much more.

  • Education

    Professionals with legal expertise affect every educational sector from Pre-K to PhD, plus special-needs and nonprofits. They’re steering policy at local, state, and federal levels; advocating on behalf of students and families; serving as board and trustee members; and shaping the future for generations to come.

  • Government

    There isn’t a single agency at local, state, or federal levels of government not affected by complex laws and regulations. Whether you pursue public sector career opportunities as a licensed attorney or as a specialized advocate, policy expert, agency leader, or in another role, your legal expertise is needed.

  • Criminal Justice

    Legal knowledge is invaluable to those who protect communities and enforce the law or lead others who do. When every action could have life-changing consequences, there’s no room for error. Police officers, detectives, sergeants, and specialized accident investigation teams all benefit.

  • Insurance

    Insurance and risk management offers numerous career paths for both licensed attorneys and those working within HR, business, finance, marketing, or other professional sectors who must understand complex regulatory issues or communicate effectively with attorneys and legal teams.

MEET CONCORD ALUMNI AND FACULTY

  • Marty Pritikin
    Marty Pritikin
    Dean of Concord Law School
  • Pat Wilson
    Concord Graduate and Attorney
  • Kasey Shah
    Concord Graduate and Attorney

For comprehensive consumer and gainful employment information, visit www.concordlawschool.edu/Accreditation.

*Concord Law School cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Concord Law School is part of Kaplan University, which is regionally accredited. Concord Law School is registered as a Distance Learning Law School with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with the Committee permits Concord JD graduates, who meet the regulatory requirements, to apply for admission to the State Bar of California. Study at, or graduation from, Concord does not qualify graduates to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in jurisdictions other than California upon graduation. A student seeking admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California may need additional experience/education to qualify for that state's bar. Students should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirement for admission to the practice of law prior to enrollment at Concord.

Concord is not on the list of schools approved by the American Bar Association. The ABA Standards for the Approval of Law Schools currently do not allow for JD programs that are delivered fully or substantially online.