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The California School of Law is a part time law school, classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm PST. Each class session is 1 1/2 hours.

The California School of Law is on a trimester system. Each trimester lasts four months, equivalent to a traditional law school semester. Classes meet 30 times in each course, per trimester, with mid-terms and a final exam, as at traditional residential law schools. Class time is only a portion of the study time required to earn a Juris Doctorate.

It takes 4 years to receive a Juris Doctorate degree at the California School of Law. A typical class schedule for the four years is set out below.

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE

First Year Schedule                                                      Second Year Schedule
1st Trimester                                                                                  1st Trimester
Criminal Law   6:00pm -7:30pm                                      FYLSE Review  6:00pm – 9:00pm (1st Two Months)
Contracts I      7:30pm – 9:00pm                                     Family Law   6:00pm – 9:00pm (2nd Two Months)

2nd Trimester                                                                                  2nd Trimester
Torts I           6:00pm -7:30pm                                         Property I  6:00pm -7:30pm
Contracts II   7:30pm – 9:00pm                                       Civil Procedure I 7:30pm – 9:00pm

3rd Trimester                                                                                   3rd Trimester
Torts II   6:00pm -7:30pm                                                Property II  6:00pm -7:30pm
Legal Writing and Analysis I  7:30pm – 9:00pm              Civil Procedure II  7:30pm – 9:00pm

Third Year Schedule                                                      Fourth Year Schedule
1st Trimester                                                                                    1st Trimester
Legal Research and Writing I 6:00pm -7:30pm            LR&W II or Law Review   6:00pm -7:30pm
Constitutional Law I              7:30pm – 9:00pm             Remedies   7:30pm – 9:00pm

2nd Trimester                                                                                     2nd Trimester
Criminal Procedure    6:00pm -7:30pm                             Community Property  6:00pm -7:30pm
Constitutional Law II  7:30pm – 9:00pm                            Trial Advocacy  7:30pm – 9:00pm

3rd Trimester                                                                                       3rd Trimester
Corporations       6:00pm -7:30pm                                    Environmental Law  6:00pm -7:30pm
Wills and Trusts  7:30pm – 9:00pm                                   Professional Responsibility  7:30pm – 9:00pm

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate from the California School of Law and receive a Juris Doctorate degree, students must have a minimum of 864 hours of study over 48 to 52 consecutive weeks a year for 4 years. Students must also pass the First Year Law Students’ Exam.