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Concord Law School at Purdue University Global is a state-accredited, 100% online law school in California. Our online Juris Doctor (JD) program can help you become a lawyer and prepares you to sit for the California Bar Exam, regardless of your location.* You will find a rigorous and convenient online law program that allows you to work if you need to and doesn’t require you to move to be near a traditional campus.

Why Choose Concord Law School

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An Affordable Online Law Degree

Enrolling in an online law school in California can be a more affordable option than traditional law schools. Concord’s Juris Doctor tuition is one-third of the average tuition at a California ABA-accredited law school.

Tuition chart comparing program tuition for 2020-2021 as a bar graph. Tuition for Concord is $49,680, average tution for all ABA programs is $139,350, and average tuition for California ABA programs is $172,883

Source: American Bar Association. Based on the published tuition rates of 193 ABA-approved programs. Calculation uses average tuition for a nonresident full-time student for a 3-year period. Concord Law School's Juris Doctor is a part-time 4-year program, which equates to 3 years of full-time study.

Concord Law School Accreditation in California

Due to Concord Law School’s accreditation by the Committee of Bar Examiners, Concord has the authority to offer a Juris Doctor degree that qualifies recipients to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California.

With a California law license, you may be eligible to practice outside the state, depending on each state’s rules or the field you specialize in.* Interested students should refer to Licensure.PurdueGlobal.edu for state-specific licensure requirements.

ABA Accreditation

The American Bar Association (ABA), the national accreditor for law schools, does not accredit fully online law schools due to its requirement that law schools be primarily campus based. California, however, is one of the few states to accredit law schools independently of the ABA.

Learn more about Concord Law School accreditation.

Become a Lawyer in California with an Online Law Degree

If you are interested in becoming a lawyer by attending a California online law program, there are several things to consider, including the steps to becoming a California-licensed attorney and state accreditation and bar requirements. Learn more about how to become a lawyer in California.

Step 1: Apply Online and Enroll

 

Step 2: Complete Your JD Program

 

Step 3: Prepare for the Bar

 

Contact Concord Law School at Purdue University Global

10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 300
Los Angeles, California 90067

Phone: 877-757-8189
Email: infoconcord@concordlawschool.edu

Concord Law Success Stories§

Throughout all my jobs, I harbored the dream to study and practice law, but never had the time or the money to do so. When I was 60, I met a lawyer who was still practicing law at age 100. I realized then that I could still become a lawyer and have a career practicing law.

Barbara Hodgson

JD Graduate, 2019

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Concord Law School has prepared me to be able to do this work because they teach you the background and criminal law. They teach you how to do the legal research. They teach you how to do the citations. They teach you how to write papers. So, they really kind of prepare you for not only the bar exam, but the reality of what's out there in the legal profession.

Tracy Liberatore

JD Graduate, 2016

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*Accreditation: Concord Law School is part of Purdue University Global, which is regionally accredited. Concord Law School is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Due to its registration as an accredited law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners, Concord has the authority to offer a Juris Doctor degree that qualifies recipients to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in 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. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should visit Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications page for state-specific requirements. Students are highly encouraged to confirm state requirements from the appropriate bar admissions office for their state of residence.

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 online.

Best Online JD Program: The Princeton Review list is unranked. The Princeton Review is neither affiliated with nor endorses Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. Logo from the Princeton Review. ©2022 TPR Education. All rights reserved. Used under license.

LSAT Requirement: LSAT may be required for students previously academically dismissed from law school.

§Testimonials: Testimonials were obtained by Concord Law School. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.