Our Student Body

Concord attracts highly motivated students. For some, law school has been a lifelong goal that was put on hold due to work or family obligations. Others see that a legal education has become essential in their current employment or will contribute to their future success. Students with less work experience see Concord as the vehicle to a new career, while those with substantial résumés plan for a second-or third-career in a rewarding new direction. The diversity of demographics and professions adds vibrancy to the classroom and to the learning experience at Concord. What unites the student population is a commitment to their legal education and to the community as a whole.

Student Experience

We strive to deliver a positive educational experience for our students. We measure the success of our efforts through feedback provided by students and alumni.

Recently, we participated in the national Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) and a university alumni survey. We found that our students are satisfied with Concord and rate their experiences with Concord higher than the average of students at traditional law schools.

Concord alumni felt their education was worth the cost, giving the value an average rating of 4.69 (on a 5-point scale).

Concord students rated their relationship with faculty members more favorably than the average of students from other law schools (5.70 vs. 5.43, on a 7-point scale).

Concord alumni rated their experience 4.56 (on a 5-point scale). When compared to responses from students at other law schools, Concord's ratings were higher than average for:

  • Overall satisfaction with their educational experience (3.41 vs. 3.17, on a 4-point scale)
  • Desire to attend the same law school again, if they could start over (3.45 vs. 3.16, on a 4-point scale)

Concord students rated key components of legal skills development more favorably than the average of students from other law schools:

  • Contributed to developing legal research skills (3.38 vs. 3.19, on a 4-point scale)
  • Contributed to writing clearly and effectively (3.46 vs. 3.17, on a 4-point scale)
  • Contributed to thinking critically and analytically (3.66 vs. 3.39, on a 4-point scale)

Graduates at Work

Our graduates practice law as solos and in small firms. In addition to general practices, they specialize in areas such as real estate, bankruptcy, immigration, and patent law. They also work in corporations as lawyers or in areas such as contract and risk management where their legal education gives them an advantage. Beyond business, you will find Concord alumni employed in a wide variety of arenas including healthcare, education, the non-profit sector and many regulated industries. Often graduates who continue in their established careers also find time to contribute to their communities and local organizations through pro bono and other volunteer work.

To see the range of positions and employment of Concord graduates, go to LinkedIn.com and search for Concord Law School.


About the LSSSE

The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) is a national survey administered to tens of thousands of students, almost all of whom attend ABA-accredited schools. Since 2005, Concord has participated in the LSSSE every other year. In 2015 nearly 80 law schools participated and the survey reached 21,849 law students. In the data from 2015, Concord students responded more favorably than the average rating from LSSSE respondents as a whole on a variety of metrics, including some for which one might expect traditional schools to outperform an online school. Responses averaged on a 4-point scale unless otherwise indicated. The figures are the averages reported across 1L, 2L, 3L, and, if applicable, 4L students.

About Concord's Alumni Survey

The 2016 Alumni Survey provides results from alumni who graduated from Concord Law School between July 2006 and December 2015.