The Juris Doctor (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.
Important Notice: 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.
- Students must successfully pass the First-Year Law School Examination within 3 administration
- Students must complete MPRE test within the first four years
- Students must pass the General Bar Examination to began legal practice
State Bar Admissions Requirements
We often enroll students from out of state and one of the questions they often ask is whether or not they can practice in their respective state. The answer to this is addressed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners through a comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.
The 2018 ABA’s State Bar Admissions Requirements Guide provides annually updated information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies. It is published in collaboration with the American Bar Association.
This program allows students to receive comprehensive instruction beginning with Contracts, Torts, and Criminal Law, and upon successful completion of the First-Year Law Students’ Exam (FYLSX), continues through intermediate and upper-level legal topics including Civil; Procedure, Real Property, Remedies, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Wills & Trusts, Professional Responsibility, and more.
The main objective of the School of Law program is to provide students with a strong background in the legal profession and to become successful attorneys.
- Prepare students for the basic professional degree in law.
- Encourage students to develop analytical thinking, mental alertness, and effective communication skills.
- Provide a comprehensive understanding of the profession of law and the legal systems of the United States.
- Train students to become eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination and practice law in the State of California and in Federal Courts.
Entry Requirements for the JD Program The JD requires a minimum of 60 semester units or no more than 90 quarter units.
The J.D. Degree programs adhere to the California State Bar Pre-Legal Education Regulations under Title 4 Admissions and Educational Standards. Chapter 3. Required Education Rule 4.25 General Education in determining the qualifications of those applicants who plan to attend law school and become members of the California Bar.
- Completed Online Application with a non-refundable $50.00 Application Fee (Non-Refundable). Apply online at https://ahulaw.com/new_student.php
- Upload Unofficial Transcripts: Unofficial Transcripts may be PDF, JPG, or PNG file formats. They must be legible for us to evaluate them.
- Personal Statement between 300-500 words addressing Why do you want to attend Law School and What commitments will you make to achieve this goal?
- Send us a copy of your Professional Resume
- Provide Official Transcripts: AHUSOL must receive your official transcript(s)
- Provide a current government issued photo ID. All students are required to submit documentation of a current government issued photo ID
- Complete an Enrollment Agreement
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.
Students looking to transfer to AHUSOL must meet the following:
- California Business and Professions Code § 6060(h): Successfully pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations after becoming eligible from previous law school or have been exempted (transferred from an ABA or Committee accredited school) to continue their studies at our institution.
- Credit Evaluation from the State Bar: A transfer student must have their credit evaluated by the State Bar of California to determine how many study hours required
- Complete at least one Year of Studies: Transfer students must complete a minimum of one year (12 months or 864 hours of study) at AHUSOL. Student may be required to take elective courses
- Meet Required Courses: Satisfactory completion of the following *courses (from previously attended law school and/or at AHUSOL):
- Business Associations (Corporations and Agency and Partnerships)
- Civil Procedure
- Community Property
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Professional Responsibility
- Real Property
- Wills and Succession
The American Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Examiners, and the Association of American Law Schools make the following recommendations to the duly constituted authorities in the several states who are vested with responsibilities and duties in respect to admission to the bar, and to lawyers and the law schools generally.
Read the entire guide: Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admissions 2021
Why Choose AHUSOL?
AHUSOL Understands the traditional approach the CalBar takes when it comes to the grading and scaling of the First Year Examination. That is why we’ve developed a specialized first year curriculum to help increase the students’ chances of passing the exam within 3 administrations.
The most significant difference is in our use of Internet technology to organize and concentrate the materials to increase your learning experience. You can communicate live to our instructors as you watch, live and “real time”! If you miss a lecture, you can access it anytime, anywhere!
Additionally, academic support by California licensed attorneys is available online through live audio and video chat rooms, by email and by phone. All of our instructors are either practising attorneys or retired.
Tuition is just one factor in calculating the total cost of attending law school. American Heritage has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. But beyond tuition, American Heritage allows you to continue your present career.