Important Disclosures

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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

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Disclosure Statement
American Heritage University School of Law is regulated by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and does not participate in the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) which is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Students who are enrolled in the Juris Doctor Program at American Heritage School of Law are not eligible to participate in the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

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).


The comprehensive FYLSX paserates for the last five(5) years are available here.

American Heritage University School of Law pass rates of students who have taken the General Bar Examination (GBX).
The comprehensive GBX paserates for the last five(5) years are available here.

Faculty Qualifications

Rosa Mosley, Esq, Dean of the Law
State Bar of California, 1984
Western State University College of Law, 1980-1984
Cal State University Bakersfield, 1987-1989
Everest College, 2001-2004
Mt. San Antonio College, 2004-2006
Westwood College, 2008-2016
Areas of Practice: Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, Constitutional Law, Political Science, Torts

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

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

Paul Pfau, Esq, Adjunct Professor
Member, State Bar of California
Los Angeles County deputy district attorney
Owner of Cal Bar Tutorial Review,
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Shahbaz Rahbari, Esq., Adjunct Professor
California State Bar, 2002
Juris Doctor, 2001
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Areas of Practice include: Agency & Partnership, Constitutional Law

Jerome Clay, Esq., Adjunct Professor
California State Bar, 2019
Juris Doctor, 2018
Humphrey's Coll School of Law, Stockton CA
Areas of Practice include: Collaborative Courts AB 109 and Prop 7 program, Criminal Defense, Taxation litigation, Employment Law, Civil Rights Law, Collaborative Courts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights 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

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:
The following costs are associated with earning your Juris Doctor (JD) at American Heritage University School of Law:
  1. Law Student Registration with Cal Bar: https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions
  2. California Bar Examination for Current Fees:http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Examinations/California-Bar-Examination/October-2020-California-Bar-Examination
  3. Application for Determination of Moral Character: https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Moral-Character
  4. Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE): https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Examinations/Multistate-Professional-Responsibility-Examination
Each cost comes at a different time during your JD program. For example, the "Law Student Registration with Cal Bar" is primarily associated with the First Year of Law school while the rest typically come towards the beginning and end of your Fourth Year of law school. Please visit the California Bar's website for complete details about their fees.

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.

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.

Disclosures

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

2020: 1 Faculty member per 6 students
2019: 1 Faculty member per 5 students
2018: 1 Faculty member per 4 students
2017: 1 Faculty member per 6 students
2016: 1 Faculty member per 4 students
2015: 1 Faculty member per 11.5 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 has since complied with all requirements of the Bar and since maintained its status 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.

Required Disclosures for Professional Law Degree Programs (11.3):

The method of instruction at this law school for professional law degree programs other than for the Juris Doctor degree is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

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. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to seek to qualify to sit for the bar examination or for admission to practice for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.

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