Prospective Students: How to Succeed at a Distance Learning Law School

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Who Thrives as a Concord Law School Student?

 

While students at Concord Law School at Purdue University Global 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.

How to Succeed in Law School

Those who succeed at Concord 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. Our selective admissions process is designed with a goal of enrolling only those up to the challenge.

Many Locations, Many Backgrounds

We’re proud of the diverse group of applicants attracted to Concord. At our distance learning law school, 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 or who are interested in transitioning to administration
  • Entrepreneurs looking to protect and expand their company
  • Single parents striving to advance professionally while raising young children
  • Military servicemembers (or their family) whose service demands geographic flexibility
  • 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.

“When you have a degree from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global, 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, Chancellor, Purdue University Global

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 discussed below.

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.

After you successfully complete the first year of law study in the JD degree program at this law school, you 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. If you pass the First-Year Law Students' Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it, you will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. If you do not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it, you must be promptly disqualified from the law school's JD degree program. If you pass the examination subsequent to dismissal, you are eligible for re-enrollment in this law school's JD degree program, but will receive credit for only 1 year of legal study.

Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify you to take the bar examination or satisfy the educational requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements to practice law other than California. Purdue Global and Concord Law School have not made a determination with respect to the requirements to practice law in other states. If you are intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California, you 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.

There will be additional eligibility requirements to be admitted to the California bar. For more information, visit www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions.

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 the Juris Doctor degree, does not qualify you to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify you to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. If you are intending to seek admission to practice law, you should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdiction where you intend to qualify to sit for the bar examination or for admission to practice to receive information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.