LAW SCHOOL IS CHALLENGING. BUT AT CONCORD, YOU'RE NOT ON YOUR OWN.
As the first online law school in the United States, Concord has years of successful experience transforming new students into licensed attorneys and legal experts. Our highly interactive learning management system (LMS) is designed to meet the specialized needs of law students and today’s evolving legal profession. But the personalized, one-to-one academic support you get every step of the way also makes a big difference.
Discover all the people and resources in your corner:
Faculty and Student Interaction
Using the LMS, you’ll attend live classes; watch video lectures; interact with your professors and fellow students; get detailed, meaningful comments and suggestions back on your quizzes and essays to improve your future performance; and enjoy many other resources. Everything we do is designed to drive steady progression in your skills development and to help you succeed on law school exams, state regulatory examinations, and as practicing attorneys and advocates.
Comprehensive First Year Support
The first year is a challenging time for almost all law school students. It’s also the pivotal time to build and strengthen important skills you’ll need to rely upon throughout your program. To maximize your progress this first critical year, our faculty has developed three specialized academic support programs designed to build core skills and help you progress.
Start on Skills (SOS)
This is the first step in our commitment to helping you thrive academically and achieve your career goals. SOS is a self-executing, study group-based set of materials and instructions that teach you basic analytical strategies and organizational principles for essay writing. Student Advisors often encourage students to take advantage of this resource as they begin their studies.
Concord Essay Outreach (CEO)
This enrichment program begins at midterm of your first year, providing you with practice essay assignments, as well as exercises in fact identification and issue spotting to strengthen your skills.
First-Year Intensive (FYI)
This is the last step in your first-year Academic Support Program, designed to ready you to take your First-Year Law Students’ Exam (FYLSE), the regulatory exam required by the State Bar of California. First-Year Intensive (FYI) was developed and is overseen by Assistant Dean Steve Bracci, a nationally recognized expert in regulatory exams. Your participation in the program begins about 3 months prior to the June or October FYLSE exam administration. You’ll work through review modules that contain both lectures and practice testing. Written exercises are individually critiqued by Senior Writing instructors. Dean Bracci also conducts online live exam technique sessions for the multiple choice and essay formats. FYI concludes with an in-person Review Weekend in the southern California location of the exam. The Review Weekend cements key substantive law areas and hones your test-taking skills.
Students Come FIRST
Concord Law School is student-centered in both academic and student services. That means we put you first in any interactions you have with administration. Since Concord began, students have logged more than 65,000 administrative questions through the homepage “Email Concord” function. Our staff maintains a high sense of urgency in responding to every student’s question or request for help: we strive to resolve your issue within 24 to 48 hours.
Student Services: Like Traditional Law Schools
Think of our Student Services team the same way you would any brick and mortar law school Student Services staff. The support we offer you is essentially the same that they provide to their students: orientation guidance and information, class schedule management, logistical questions and concerns, academic record maintenance. Since most traditional campus students and staff routinely communicate and access resources digitally these days—online, through email, chat, and other similar channels—it’s really no different from the way you’ll interact with us.