Taking The Bar Exam

Graduates of the California School of Law receive a Juris Doctor degree, creating numerous employment opportunities as an attorney, law professor, business person, or wherever you imagine your career is taking you.

Graduates of the California School of Law are eligible to sit for the California State 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. To find out more, contact an admissions counselor now at 805-770-3030.

Alternatives Bar Exams
For states other than California, prospective students will find:
Some states will allow our graduates to sit for the bar exam after graduation
Some states will allow our graduates to sit for the bar exam after passing the California Bar Exam
Some states will allow our graduates to sit for the bar exam after first gaining experience as an attorney
Some states will allow our graduates to sit for the bar exam after receiving an LLM
Some states will NOT allow our graduates to sit for the bar exam under any circumstances

If you have questions about your state bar policies please call the California School of Law at 805-770-3030 and our admissions representative would be happy to discuss your options.

Alternatives Available in Every State

There are alternatives available in every state once you have passed the bar exam in any state. There are some limitations but… we have graduates that have passed the California Bar Exam and have open a law firm in a state they did not take the bar exam.

Federal Courts
By passing the California Bar Exam, our graduates can work in the federal courts in any state. So if you are interested in Patent Law, Social Security, Immigration, Bankruptcy and others areas of federal law you can practice in any state within the federal court system having passed the Bar Exam in California.

Then if your state allows our graduates to sit for the Bar Exam after working as an attorney first, after getting the required number of years experience in the federal courts you can sit for the Bar Exam in your state.

Federal Agencies

Graduates finding employment with the Federal Government as an attorney, can work in any state regardless of where you passed the Bar Exam. Graduates can work as an attorney for agencies like: The Justice Department, Home Land Security, Social Security, IRS, DHS, EEOC.

In House Counsel
If you pass the California Bar Exam and find employment as In House Counsel with a corporation, you can work as an attorney for the company in that state.

Arbitrator/Mediator
By passing the California Bar Exam our graduates can work as an Arbitrator or Mediator in every state.

Law Professor
Our graduates can become law professors at a Law School, University, College, Paralegal Program or Criminal Justice.

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