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  • The Concord Law School Experience

    Concord Law School's Executive Juris DoctorSM program provides an in-depth legal education for professionals who want to learn the law but don't want to become attorneys or take the bar exam. An EJD degree from Concord Law School develops valuable skills that can be applied across multiple industries—business, health care, education, and more. Watch Concord graduate Althea Halchuck describe why an online EJD was the right degree for her. Is it the right degree for you?

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    Since 1998, Concord Law School has brought together some of the best legal minds, the leading interactive educational technology, and a curriculum designed to develop the same core skills and knowledge as the top law schools in the country. Professionals from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life have taken the next big step in their careers with a legal education that can open doors and expand horizons.

    We offer two innovative law degree programs, with the flexibility and affordability you can only find in an online law school. How affordable? The full tuition for Concord's Juris Doctor degree is less than 1 year's tuition at most private law schools.*

    To date, Concord Law School has helped more than 2,000 graduates earn a Juris Doctor (JD) or Executive Juris DoctorSM (EJD) degree and realize a goal that, for many, would have once seemed unreachable.

    Concord Law School students are motivated and highly qualified individuals seeking a challenging and engaging law school experience. Many are graduates of some of the nation's most prominent institutions. As such, they expect no less of Concord. What alumni find is a legal education that overwhelmingly meets their expectations. With a law degree from Concord, you'll be poised for the next level of career success.

    To find out more about Concord Law School, request program information by completing the form.

    The best way to evaluate our law degree programs is by the growing success of our graduates.

    Whether you desire to enhance your professional profile or chart a new career course, Concord Law School is an ideal way for people from all walks of life to earn a law degree in a way that best fits their professional and personal needs. We offer two innovative law degree programs, with the flexibility and affordability you can only find in a best-in-class online law school.

    The alumni and current student body of Concord Law School includes CEOs, physicians, bankers, engineers, pilots, retired and active military officers, city officials, nurses, compliance analysts, dentists, consultants, sales reps, accountants, small business owners, stay-at-home parents, family caregivers, and, of course, attorneys.

    Regardless of their specific careers or life situations, Concord Law School students are all in agreement on the quality of the curriculum, faculty, online technology, student support services and end results. In fact, Concord Law School has an alumni satisfaction rate of 97 percent. With Concord Law School's dedicated, support-driven faculty and best-in-class programs, there's no better place for working professionals to earn a law degree they can use.


    Program Descriptions:

    Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree: The Concord online JD degree is a 4-year, part-time program. Its traditional curriculum is grounded in core bar courses. Concord students often observe that our distinctive interactive online environment offers greater individual feedback and interaction than their previous brick-and mortar graduate program experiences. Graduates of Concord Law School’s online, distance learning program will have met the legal education requirements of the Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, and after meeting the other regulatory requirements, including passing the First Year Law Students' Exam and the California Bar Exam, may apply for admission to the State Bar of California.
    Start Dates: April and August

    Executive Juris Doctor (EJD) Law Degree: The online EJD degree, pioneered by Concord Law School, is designed for individuals who have an interest in the law or whose careers would benefit from a legal education. It is a 3-year, part-time program that provides a core of required courses, then offers students the freedom to choose a course of study tailored to their needs or interests. Graduates of the EJD program use their degree to advance their careers, expand their employment opportunities, or increase their legal knowledge without having to meet the regulatory requirements associated with becoming members of the bar.
    Start Dates: January, April, June, and August

     

    This law degree program comes with something you don't always find—complete support.

    When people ask about the online degree programs at Concord Law School, a common question is "What can I expect in support services?" The answer: everything. With resources such as our more than 40 faculty members, personal Law Advisors, extensive technical support, and one of America's foremost regulatory exam experts, Associate Dean Steven Bracci, the answers and resources you need are always a click or a call away.

    Concord Law School provides:

    • A personal Law Advisor who will monitor your module progress throughout the curriculum to ensure that you are on track
    • Professors who are readily available with additional direction and advice
    • Concord First, a unique program for first-year (1L) JD students that includes online video review lectures, live online classes in exam tech, all concluding with an in-person prep weekend in advance of the First-Year Law Students' Exam
    • A wealth of peer support through mentoring and networking facilitated by our Student Bar Association
     

    A law degree that meets the highest standards. Especially yours.

    With our best-in-class online degree programs, Concord Law School offers the practicality and affordability you simply won't find at a traditional law school. Concord's online programs are founded on the same core curriculum taught at many of the nation's best law schools. With a rigorous, interactive curriculum, support-driven faculty, and the latest teaching methods and learning technology, Concord Law School stands proudly with the leading law schools in the country.

    Our list of accomplishments includes:

    • First opened our virtual doors in 1998
    • Provided quality legal education to more than 2,000 graduates
    • More than 600 students currently enrolled
    • Superior, accessible faculty with real-world law practice experience

    At Concord we bring you the curriculum and experience of a traditional law school, delivered in a way that is convenient and affordable to fit into your life.

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    24-7 Accessibility With Concord's Online Platform

    At Concord Law School, your desire to earn a law degree is as close as your briefcase, computer, or tablet. Concord's online platform provides unprecedented access to a best-in-class law degree program from virtually anywhere in the world.

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    A Law Degree Could Enhance Your Career

    Some Concord Law School graduates practice law in California and others use their law degree to enhance their careers in a wide range of fields where legal knowledge is an advantage or a requirement, including business, science, health care, and more.§  

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      June Monroe, Downey, CA
      Concord Graduate, JD, 2012

      "Concord by far had the convenience, technology, and affordability that would make it feasible for me to get a law degree. Law School is extremely challenging. It is not for everybody but Concord gives you the opportunity to achieve your potential.”#

    • Dennis Shogren

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      Dennis Shogren, Eugene, OR
      Concord Graduate, EJD, 2014

      “Don’t underestimate how much work it is. It is not easy because it is online. It is doable. It works. The flexibility is amazing. I had a blast.”#

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    For comprehensive consumer information, visit http://kaplanuniversity.edu/student-consumer-information.aspx.

    Concord Law School is registered as such and the JD program is designed to meet the legal education requirements of the Committee of Bar Examiners. Concord operates under the rules and guidelines established by the Committee. Those rules and guidelines require certain disclosures to prospective students and students which Concord supports. Study at, or graduation from, Concord may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. 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 requirement for admission to the practice of law. 

    * Source: Law School Transparency, private ABA-approved law schools, on the Internet at http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/reform/projects/Tuition-Tracker/; accessed June 3, 2013.

    † Source: Concord Law School Alumni Survey, Spring 2012. Satisfaction percentage based on number of respondents.

    ‡ Concord’s unique method of delivering instruction—via the Internet without a fixed classroom facility—places it in the unaccredited distance learning school category under the State Bar of California rules. While the California Bar and the American Bar Association (ABA) do not accredit distance learning schools, the Committee registers schools in this category.

    § Concord Law School’s programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, Concord does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.

    # Testimonial was solicited by Concord Law School. Views and opinions stated herein are the individual’s and not necessarily those of Concord. Individual student experiences may vary.