Online Law School Technical Requirements and Computer Requirements

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

WHO THRIVES AS A CONCORD LAW SCHOOL STUDENT?

While students at Concord Law School at Kaplan University enjoy far more scheduling flexibility and accessibility than students attending fixed campus law schools, the program is still rigorous and intensive: it requires time, energy, and focus to complete.

Self-Motivated

Those who succeed at Concord Law School are ambitious, highly motivated, and self-disciplined. Your goal of earning a legal degree is achievable, but only if you have the genuine desire, time, and dedication. With the goal of enrolling only those up to the challenge, our admissions process is selective.

All Locations: All Walks of Life

We’re proud of the diverse group of applicants attracted to Concord. You’ll interact with people across the U.S. and around the globe. You’ll discover that your fellow students bring a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to class:

  • Executives broadening their expertise or pursuing a second career.
  • Physicians and other medical professionals seeking legal expertise to help patients or practice outcomes.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to protect and expand their company.
  • Single parents striving to advance professionally while raising young children.
  • Nonprofit and public sector professionals advocating on behalf of those who need help.
  • And many more students, each bringing their unique experiences and insights to the classroom.

The depth and breadth of so many different perspectives can make class discussions and study sessions especially engaging. The experience can be more rewarding compared to a geographically fixed campus that can’t quite match that level of diversity.

“When you have a degree from Concord Law School at Kaplan University, you have learned to work online across state boundaries, across cultures. You have the opportunity to show that you understand today’s society and today’s technology. Employers really appreciate those skills.”

Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, President, Kaplan University

Regulatory and Disclosure Information for Prospective Students

Concord Law School is a Distance Learning Law School, in the unaccredited category, registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Concord operates under the rules and guidelines established by the Committee. Those rules and guidelines require certain disclosures to prospective and current students. Concord supports these requirements, which are linked here.

JD PROGRAM

The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (JD) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

Students enrolled in the JD degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination required by Business and Professions Code § 6060(h) and Title IV, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admission Rules) as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school’s JD degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment in this law school’s JD degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.

Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.

EJD PROGRAM

The method of instruction at this law school for professional law degree programs other than for the Juris Doctor degree is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

Completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to seek to qualify to sit for the bar examination or for admission to practice for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.