In our days Concord Law School is the leading program of online legal education in the United States. More than 1 700 students have graduated from the law school since opening its virtual doors in 1998. The institution currently serves approximately 900 students in its Juris Doctor and Executive Juris Doctor programs. The main goal of this school is to deliver a sound program of such type of education that is both affordable and accessible by use of the state-of-the-art technology. The program of the school helps career-focused learners achieve their personal and professional goals. The program uniquely serves the needs of the legal profession and the public interest by doing so. The accessibility of this institution is what it fuels the educational experience. Most of the students live in suburban or rural communities. At these places there is a little or no access to a law school education. The convenience of online program meets the needs of all these students who are otherwise highly qualified but cannot move their families or change their employment status to attend a traditional law school program. Relatively low cost of Concord Law School makes legal education accessible to a diverse student population with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Concord Law School

A Concord classroom brings together all the students who are ethnically and geographically diverse with a broad range of professional and personal experience. This unique mix fosters a vibrant motivated student body working together to achieve its goal of earning a law degree. The institution is the first online law school to be part of a regionally accredited institution of higher education thanks to the formal merger of the school into Kaplan University in the fall of 2007. The institution is registered as a Distance Learning Law School in the unaccredited category with the Committee of Bar examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with this committee allows the graduates meeting the regulatory requirements to apply for admission in the State Bar of California. The unique method of delivering education that the school uses – places in the Distance Learning School category under the State Bar rules. The method is via the Internet without a fixed classroom facility. The Committee registers schools in this category while both the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association known as ABA do not accredit distance learning schools. Concord Law School is such an institution and the Juris Doctor program is designed to meet the legal education requirements of the Committee of Bar Examiners. The school operates under the rules and guidelines that are established by the Committee. Both require certain disclosures to prospective students and also such students supported by the school. Study at the school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. The school is proud of the legal education program that it pioneered and continues to develop. Because of the ways in which it employs multiple methods of delivering course material to students the program is distinctive.