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The Law Degree Program

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The School of Law offers dual programs:

The JD is a professional degree in law. It is the degree that most law students must attain to entitle them to take a bar examination and, upon passing, become a licensed attorney. The School of Law offers a four-year, part-time, JD Program, which is a non-accredited Law School. This program allows students to continue to work full-time while they attend law school.

Also, the Law School awards law students a BSL degree with the completion of two (2) years of law study. This law degree is included in the tuition for the JD program. Students must complete at least one of the two required years for the degree.

The JD degree is a traditional law school program that is designed to prepare students for entry into the legal field, particularly the practice of law in the State of California and within the Federal Court System. This program allows students to receive comprehensive instruction beginning with Contracts, Tort, and Criminal Law, and upon successful completion of the First Year Law Students� Exam (FYLSX), continues through intermediate and upper-level legal topics. The main objective of the School of Law program is to provide students with a strong background in the legal profession in becoming a successful attorney.

Students who are enrolled in the JD program and 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 Rule VIII of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in 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 JD degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment into the program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.

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