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STUDENT DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS OF
AMERICAN HERITAGE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Information Report

Any law school that is not approved by the American Bar Association shall publicly disclose the following information: Admissions data, Tuition, fees, and financial aid, Conditional scholarships, Enrollment data, Number of full-time and part-time faculty, technically trained librarians, and administrators, Average class size of each required course and the number of clinical offerings, Employment outcomes for graduates, and Bar passage data.

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American Heritage University School of Law is not approved by the American Bar Association, and not accredited by the State Bar of California. The School of Law is registered with the State Bar of California to enable its graduates to take the bar examination upon completion of the Juris Doctor program.

The disclosures included herein are required by Rule 4.241 of the Unaccredited Law School Rules and Guideline 2.3(D) of the Guidelines for Unaccredited Law School Rules. This Disclosure statement must be provided to each prospective student upon payment of an application fee, but before payment of a registration fee, and to each new or returning student, prior to payment for any academic term. This disclosure must be signed by the enrolling student and the student shall receive a copy of the signed statement.

The School of Law Juris Doctorate (JD) Program is registered with the State of California, Committee of Bar Examiners. Applicants of the JD Program are advised to contact the State Bar if you have further questions or concerns.

The Committee of Bar Examiners
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 538.2303
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/admissions

Method of Instruction
The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

Accreditation
American Heritage University School of Law has not applied for accreditation in the previous five years.

Passage Rates
American Heritage University School of Law pass rates of students who have taken the California First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) or the California Bar Examination


FYLSX
All Takers First Timers Repeaters
Exam DateTookPassed% PassedTookPassed% PassedTookPassed% Passed
October 2015 8 1 12.5 4 1 25.0 4 0 0.0
June 2015 7 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 6 0 0.0
October 2014 6 3 50.0 3 2 66.6 3 1 33.3
June 2014 9 1 11.0 8 1 12.5 1 0 0.0
October 2013 6 2 33.3 5 1 20.0 1 1 100.0
June 2013 7 0 0.0 4 0 0.0 3 0 0.0
October 2012 10 3 30.0 6 3 50.0 4 0 0.0
June 2012 7 2 28.5 6 1 16.6 1 1 100.0
October 2011 4 1 25.0 4 1 25.0 0 0 0.0
June 2011 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
October 2010 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
June 2010 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0.0


GBX
All Takers First Timers Repeaters
Exam DateTookPassed% PassedTookPassed% PassedTookPassed% Passed
July 2015 5 2 40.0 3 0 0.0 2 2 100.0
February 2015 7 2 29.0 3 2 67.0 4 0 0.0
July 2014 10 3 30.0 4 0 0.0 6 3 50.0
February 2014 2 1 50.0 2 1 50.0 0 0 0.0
July 2013 4 1 25.0 3 1 33.3 1 0 0.0
February 2013 2 1 50.0 2 1 50.0 0 0 0.0
July 2012 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
February 2012 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
July 2011 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
February 2011 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
July 2010 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
February 2010 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
July 2009 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
February 2009 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0



Faculty Educational Background & Qualifications
The educational background, qualifications, and experience of the faculty and the names of any faculty or administrators who are members of the State Bar of California or who are admitted in another jurisdiction are as follows:


Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy, Law School Administrator/Dean
State Bar of California, April 2015
J.D., American Heritage University School of Law
Bachelor of Art in Political Science, Ashford University, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Law, AHUSC, 2013
Contact Info:


Dr. Alex A. Naghibi, Assistant Dean
B.S. English, Phillips University
M.Ed., Educational Administration, Phillips University
J.D., Juris Doctorate, Trinity Law School
Ph.D., Administration, University of Southern California, NPU
LLM, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Contact Info:

Hon. Eric V. Isaac Adjunct Professor
Judge, Riverside County, California.
B.S., Education, Training and Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
Juris Doctor May 1996, American College of Law, Anaheim CA
Areas of Practice include:Tort Law, Criminal & Criminal Procedure
Contact Info:


Mark Shafer, Esq, Adjunct Professor
Juris Doctor May 2007
Chapman University School of Law, Orange CA
Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Leadership emphasis Communication, May 2002
Chapman University School of Law, Orange CA
Contact Info:


Nicholas B. Grossman, Esq, Adjunct Professor
Northwestern California University, School of Law, Juris Doctor (JD), June 2008 Sacramento, CA
Northwestern California University, Bachelors of Science (BS) in Law, June 2006
Inland Valley University, College of Law, Certified Immigration Consultant, December 2005 Upland, CA
Contact Info:

Kenneth A. Roberts, Esq, Adjunct Professor
Juris Doctor, May 1980, USC
State Bar of California, 1974
U.S Federal District Court, 1974 to present
U.S Supreme Court, 1980 to present
Adjunct Professor, Trinity Law School 1998 - 2008

Contact Info:


Crystal Haly Niebals, Esq, Adjunct Professor
State Bar of California, May 2014
State Bar of Texas, November 2012
Juris Doctor, May 2012, South Texas College of Law
Bachelor of Arts in History, May 2008, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, California

Contact Info:


Ivonne De La Cruz, Esq, Adjunct Professor
State Bar of California, December 2003
Juris Doctor, May 2003, Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, June 2000, University of California, Riverside, CA

Contact Info:

Patricia L. Ray, Adjunct Professor
J.D. Duquesne University (1979)
LL.M. National University in Singapore (1997)
M.A. University of Pittsburgh (1981)
B.S. Carnegie Melon University (1971)
Member of the California, New York and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
Member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Bar and International Bar Association
Currently employed as a Legal Consultant for Financial Markets, Inc., and East West Management, Inc.

Contact Info:

Soheila Hosseini, Esq. Adjunct Professor
State Bar of California, December 2000
Juris Doctor, 1997
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Bachelor of Science (ICS), UCI, 1988

Contact Info:

Faculty to Student Ratio
The ratios of faculty to students since the establishment of the Law School are as follows:


2016: 1 Faculty member per 4 students
2015: 1 Faculty member per 11.5 students
2014: 1 Faculty member per 17.5 students
2013: 1 Faculty member per 19.5 students
2012: 1 Faculty member per 10.5 students

Requirements to Practice
The education American Heritage University School of Law provides may not satisfy the requirements of other jurisdictions for the practice of law and applicants should contact the jurisdiction in which they may wish to practice for that jurisdiction’s requirements.

Noncompliance Disclosure
American Heritage University School of Law was issued a Notice of Noncompliance by the Committee of Bar Examiners regarding noncompliance with Guidelines 2.1, 2.2(B), 2.3(B), 5.1, 5.2(D), 5.2(J) and 9.1(D) of the Guidelines for Unaccredited Law School Rules on June 24, 2015.

AHUSOL is determined to comply with all requirements of the Bar and is confident that it will come out of the probation period and remain as a quality institution pursuing excellence in legal education.

Guideline 2.3(D) of the Guidelines for Unaccredited Law School Rules provides:

The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students' Examination required by Business and Professions Code § 6060(h) and Title 4, Division 1, Chapter 1 Rule 4.3(1) of the Rules of the State Bar of California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students' Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school's J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for reenrollment in this law school's J.D. degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.

Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.

Tuition & Fees

The Online Law School is aware of and responsive to the needs of its students. Accordingly, various payment schedules and plans are available. Please contact the Director of Admissions for further details.

SCHOOL OF LAW

JD -> $163.46 per unit
BSL -> $163.46 per unit

Tuition $4,250
Registration Fee $100
Student Technology Fee $180
West Law Membership Fee* $150
Total: $4,680

Note: Students must purchase textbooks and other required study materials, estimated between $350-$700 per year. Students will not be able to pass a course without the required course materials.

Other Costs:
  1. Law Student Registration with Cal Bar
  2. First-Year Law Student Exam Check for Cal Bar Website
  3. California Bar Examination for Current Fees
  4. Application for Determination of Moral Character
  5. Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

Tuition Refund Policy

Student refunds will be prorated based on the weeks the student attended our institution and the progress made each class. After 50% of course completion, the student is responsible for the cost of the course. RP-1002 (https://ahulaw.com/forms/RP_1002.pdf) illustrates the amount of refund a student is entitled to according to the date the withdrawal Form is received in our office.

Term Fees Refund Policy
$30 of the Student Technology Fee will be refunded in the event of a withdrawal. The registration fee is non-refundable. WestLaw is not refundable after 30 days.

Example I: On a standard 8-week course, if a student were to withdraw on week two, the refund will be calculated as follows: $85 (Cost per week) X 2 (Weeks) = $170; Total Tuition Paid ($4250) + Term Fees ($150 WestLaw + $30 Student Technology Fee) – $170(Student’s Financial Responsibility) = Refund to Student

Example II: On a 14-week course, if a student decides to withdraw on week 11, because the student has passed the 50% mark which will be week 7, the student will be responsible for the total cost of the course which will be: $85 (Cost per week) X 14 (Weeks) = $1,190;

The period of given instruction is counted on a weekly basis, regardless of the actual day that a particular course begins. Each week starts every Sunday at 12:00am and ends on Saturday at 11:59pm (Pacific Time zone). If notice is received after a particular week starts, then, that week is counted as a week of given instruction.

If the school cancels a course, the student will receive a full refund of all charges.

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