Develop the legal expertise to advance in your current field or a new one, without becoming a licensed attorney, 100% online. Specialize your degree by choosing from four concentrations.
- Program Highlights: Take some of the same foundational courses as JD students, but graduate in less time and with more room for electives, and without having to take or pass any regulatory exams.
- Optional Concentrations: Choose from law and technology, business law, health law, or education law - or take electives from across a range of fields.
- Career Opportunities: Mediation, advocacy in administrative dispute resolution forums, policymaking, risk management, regulatory compliance, administration in healthcare or higher education, patent prosecution, contract review, and more.
Concord Law School is part of Purdue University Global, which is regionally accredited. Concord Law School is registered as a Distance Learning Law School with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Due to its registration as an unaccredited 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 upon graduation. A student seeking 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.
Completion of a professional law degree program at this law school, other than the JD degree, does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. Students who are intending to seek admission to the practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdiction where they 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.
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.
Refer to Licensure.PurdueGlobal.edu for additional information on licensure and state authorizations.