Those who wish to earn a law degree in an environment that’s flexible, supportive and affordable will love the programs offered at Concord Law School. In 2007, Concord Law School formally merged with Kaplan University, making Concord the first online law school to be part of a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Concord Law School attracts working professionals who are motivated students and enjoy the challenges of studying law.
Concord's professors from across the country bring their knowledge and experience to the classroom. Supplemental lecturers provide video lectures to the curriculum, while cooperating professors from ABA law schools author and teach courses.
Concord Law School is part of Kaplan University, which is regionally accredited. Concord is also nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).*
Concord is registered as a distance-learning law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with the Committee permits Concord JD graduates, who meet the regulatory requirements, to apply for admission to the State Bar of California.**
* DETC, 1601 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; 202-234-5100.
** 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 or substantially online. Concord Law School is registered as a Distance Learning Law School with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with the Committee permits Concord JD graduates, who meet the regulatory requirements, to apply for admission to the State Bar of California. Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or 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. Those rules and guidelines require certain disclosures to students and prospective students. Concord supports these requirements, which are listed here.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, for-profit, Higher Education
The Law School curriculum is available to Concord students over the Internet 24 hours a day seven days a week from any part of the globe.
Master's College or University I
A computer, a modem, and reliable access to the internet are required.
If you can access the curriculum on the Internet, you can live anywhere and be enrolled as a Concord law student.
There are no on-campus requirements.
Students have the option of paying tuition in full or you can take advantage of tuition financing made available directly to students by Concord Law School. A variety of payment plans are available.
Must have completed a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA from a regionally or DETC accredited U.S. institution approved by the State Bar of California to be considered for admission. All applicants are required to take the Concord Admissions Test.