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Concord Law School's Executive Juris Doctor 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?
Since 1998, Concord Law School at Kaplan University has brought together some of the best legal minds, 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 2,200 graduates earn their law 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.
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Whether they desire to enhance their 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.
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. 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.
Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree: The 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 may apply for admission to the State Bar of California. Start dates are in January, 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 are in January, April, and August.
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. Completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. A student seeking admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California may need additional experience/education to qualify for that state's bar. Students should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirement for admission to the practice of law prior to enrollment at Concord.
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 30 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:
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 proudly offers a first-rate legal education.
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.
Concord Law School is part of Kaplan University, which is regionally accredited. 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 or substantially online.
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.
Some Concord Law School graduates practice law in California or other select jurisdictions based on their California bar license 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.
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.”‡
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.”‡
Link Schrader, Attorney, Overland Park, KSConcord Graduate, 2008
“I am grateful to Concord for leading me to a new career practicing law. I'm my own boss now and it has been a hugely rewarding experience to be able to help others and make a living doing so. I now have the freedom to believe anything is possible.”‡