The Frequently Asked Questions by Prospective Students to the California School of Law.
If you have any remaining questions or would like clarification as to any of the information provided below, please call our admissions office to speak to a counselor at 805-770-3030 or 844-500-9200.
How does the California School of Law’s online Law School work?
The goal of the California School of Law is to provide an online educational experience as close to a traditional residential law school as possible.
Students can see and speak with the professors and classmates by logging into a Virtual Classroom from a computer at home or work. Classes are conducted just like at a traditional “brick and mortar” law school with the professor discussing cases, directly question students, and give students the opportunity to debate the law with their classmates. Students have have face to face interaction with other students, establishing friendships and professional networking connections.
What approval does the California School of Law have?
California State Bar:
California School of Law is registered with The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California as a Distance-Learning Law School.
American Bar Association:
To date, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) has not accredited any online law school. Thus, the California School of Law is not accredited by the American Bar Association.
What are the California School of Law‘s Bar Results?
Our graduates have performed exceptionally well on the California Bar Exam! Overall 46% of the students who have taken the exam have passed!
On the July 2016 California Bar Exam 80.0% our students passed!
What are the Admissions Requirements?
Applicants with a Bachelors, Associates Degree or 60 college units will most likely be accepted to the law school. No LSAT is required. Check out our Admissions Standards.
What degree do I receive when I graduate?
Every student who graduates from the California School of Law will receive a Juris Doctor degree, opening up a world of employment opportunities, as an attorney, law professor, business person, or wherever you imagine your career is taking you.
When do the classes meet?
Classes meet on most Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST.
How long is a semester?
The California School of Law runs on trimesters, following a traditional 4 month/15 week law school semester.
When do the semester start?
The semester begin in January, May and September.
When is the application deadline?
November 1, for the January start, March 1, for the May start and June 1, for the September start. Here is the app link; Application
How long does it take to complete the JD program?
The program takes 4 years to complete (sorry it cannot be accelerated).
Can students work full time while enrolled in law school?
Yes. Most of our students work full time and schedule their time around studying and their evening classes.
What is the tuition?
Tuition is charged by the semester.
* One Semester $3,000.00
* One year or Three Trimesters $9,000.00
* 4 year Juris Doctor Degree $36,000.00
Does California School of Law provide tuition assistance?
California School of Law provides students with several affordable and attractive installment plans. All plans require some payment while attending law school. All students enrolled in the California School of Law will be approved for a installment plan. Tuition is charged by the semester, not the year, keeping both the principal and interest low. To learn more go to Financial-Aid
Can I observe a law school class in session?
To observe a class in session go to: View A Class
How do I take exams?
Exams are taken on your computer. All Final Exams are proctored, the Mid-term Exams are not. The Law School will work with you to find a covenant test center, typically a college test center or local library.
How do I submit homework?
Professors can post homework assignments in the virtual classes, students then type up their answers and up load the work. Professors can post grades and any comments on the homework.
What if a student has a computer problem during class?
Tech support is readily available for students who experience technical problems. However, once students are familiar with California School of Law’s software programs, they generally have few technical problems.
What exams do I have to take to become an attorney?
For a Juris Doctor degree, students must take and pass the California First-Year Law Students Examination (FYLSE or “baby bar”)
Our grads can sit for the California Bar Exam and there are ways to work as an attorney in every state, and over ½ the states now let our student sit for the bar exam.
Who will teach the classes?
All classes are taught by experienced faculty, who are all licensed attorneys and experts in their field, to find out more go to: Faculty
How do students and professors communicate?
Professors and students meet live in video classroom scheduled twice a week, to discuss and debate the law. Office hours are usually scheduled before or after class depending on availability. Faculty e-mail addresses are also provided.
How do I get my Textbooks?
The California School of Law uses the same textbooks regularly used at prestigious law schools nationwide. The textbooks are available from on-line distributors like Amazon. A complete list of our casebooks is available on our website.
What about California School of Law library services?
A FastCase account is provided to all students. FastCase is a virtual library and database used by most attorneys and law firms. With FastCase, students learn how to conduct legal research and have access to the most recent cases, statutes, and journal articles from around the country.
How do I Apply?
To Apply simply fill out an Application
Have More Questions?
For assistance, you can contact the school at 805-770-3030 or by e-mail at Admissions@CSofLaw.com.
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