Earn a Law Degree Online in California
Start Earning Your JD Degree Online
Concord Law School at Purdue University Global is a state-accredited, 100% online law school in California. Whether you live in or outside of California, we offer an online Juris Doctor (JD) degree program. Our JD program can help you become a lawyer and prepares you to sit for the California Bar Exam.* 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 closer to a traditional campus.
Concord Law School at a Glance
- Accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California
- Online Juris Doctor and Executive Juris Doctor degrees
- Preparation for the California Bar Exam
- No LSAT required†
- 100% online since 1998
- Innovative curriculum
- Experienced, supportive law faculty
- More than 2,400 alumni
Affordable Online JD 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.
Source: American Bar Association. Based on the published tuition rates of 194 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.
Job Outlook for Lawyers in California
California has the second highest number of lawyers in the United States. That figure is projected to grow by 8.1% by the year 2028, producing an annual average of 6,150 job openings.§
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.
Step 1: Apply Online and Enroll
Step 2: Complete Your JD Program
- Register as a law student with the California State Bar.
- Graduate with a JD from Concord Law School.
Online Law Schools and California Accreditation
Concord Law School Status
About Concord Law School Status
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 check the rules of each jurisdiction.)
About 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.
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*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 contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admissions requirements.
Refer to Licensure.PurdueGlobal.edu for additional information on licensure and state authorizations.
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.
†LSAT may be required for students previously academically dismissed from law school.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. ©2021 TPR Education. All rights reserved. Used under license.
§Source: Long Term Occupational Projections (2018–2028), ProjectionsCentral.com. https://projectionscentral.com/projections/longterm (updated August 2020). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Concord Law School cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.