Concord Law School
Concord Law School offers law degree programs 100 percent online. Busy students can access their classes and coursework completely over the Internet. For nearly 10 years, Concord Law School has provided an accessible, convenient way for adults to earn their law degree. With hundreds of alumni, Concord is changing the way individuals can pursue their law degree.
The online format of Concord’s curriculum gives students the freedom to earn a law degree on their terms. Students can continue working as professionals and spending time with their families while taking courses. There is no residency requirement, so students can enjoy their educational experience without having to uproot their families.
What are the benefits of learning online?
Concord Law School has a Learning Management System, or LMS, that puts everything at our students’ fingertips. Students can use Concord’s LMS for instant access to career services, the law library, the registrar, and student groups.
Students can expect the very same course materials at Concord Law School as they would at any campus law school, including rigorous syllabi, casebooks, and supplementary materials. Courses are designed to make use of online lectures, and occasional synchronous class sessions, with coursework typically including asynchronous directed readings, essays, and problem sets.
Are there opportunities to network and meet other online students?
Students at Concord Law School have a great opportunity to meet classmates outside of the classroom using our Student Roster feature, which allows students to post photos, create a profile, and provide their contact information. The Student Roster is a way for students to learn about their classmates, as well as find study group partners and network with others.
Concord also hosts offline events, allowing individuals to meet each other in-person. Through classroom interaction and social networking, our students are able to take advantage of both "on-campus" and "off-campus" collaboration.
Are tuition costs the same as campus-based law schools?
Most campus law schools have much higher tuition costs than Concord Law School. In addition to having lower tuition costs, Concord’s Financial Advisors assist students in finding the financial help they need, including federal and state aid programs, private lending options, and aid available to members of the military.
When are the application deadlines?
Concord Law School does not adhere to a strict academic calendar, and has convenient rolling admissions, meaning students can apply to enroll throughout the year. For those taking their first class at Concord, there are several start dates during the calendar year. Students who are applying to enroll are required to have a bachelor’s degree, and applicants will need to complete an admissions test administered over the Internet. Applicants may submit their LSAT scores as well.
Our professors from across the country bring their expertise and experience to the classroom. Supplemental lecturers provide video lectures to the curriculum, while cooperating professors from ABA law schools author and teach courses.
As part of Kaplan University, Concord Law School is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).* Concord is also nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Additionally, Concord is an institutional member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Association of Law Schools (IALS).
Concord is registered as a distance-learning law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with the Committee permits Concord JD graduates, who meet the regulatory requirements, to apply for admission to the State Bar of California.