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Rules Regulating Accreditation of Law Schools in California

   Law Schools in California approved by the America Bar Association (ABA)
The following schools are approved by the American Bar Association and by such approval are deemed accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners.
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101-3046
(619) 239-0391
www.cwsl.edu
University of California at Berkeley
Boalt Hall School of Law
270 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
(510) 642-2274
www.law.berkeley.edu
Chapman University School of Law
370 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866-1032
(888) 242-1913
(714) 628-2500
www.chapman.edu/law
University of California at Davis
School of Law (King Hall)
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616-5201
(530) 752-0243
www.law.ucdavis.edu
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2921
(415) 442-6600
www.ggu.edu/schools/law
University of California at Los Angeles
School of Law
P.O. Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
(310) 825-4841
www.law.ucla.edu
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
2121 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 297-9700
www.tjsl.edu
University of California
Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4707
(415) 565-4600
www.uchastings.edu
Loyola Law School
919 S. Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
(213) 736-1000
www.lls.edu
University of La Verne
College of Law *
320 East “D” Street
Ontario, CA 91764-4128
(909) 460-2000
law.ulv.edu
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817-2705
(916) 739-7191
www.mcgeorge.edu
University of San Diego
School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600
www.sandiego.edu/usdlaw
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4655
(310) 456-4634
www.law.pepperdine.edu
University of San Francisco
School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6586
www.usfca.edu/law
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
(408) 554-4800
www.scu.edu/law
University of Southern California
Gould School of Law
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
(213) 740-2523
www.usc.edu/dept/law
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
(213) 738-6700
www.swlaw.edu
Western State University
College of Law **
1111 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3014
(714) 738-1000
www.wsulaw.edu
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
(650) 723-2465
www.law.stanford.edu
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1501
(714) 444-4141
www.law.whittier.edu

  * Provisionally Approved by the ABA February 13, 2006
** Provisionally Approved by the ABA February 14, 2005

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   Law Schools in California accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners (CALS)
The following schools are accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners.
Cal Northern School of Law
1395 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 100
Chico, CA 95973-7802
(530) 891-6900
www.calnorthern.edu
San Francisco Law School
20 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5802
(415) 626-5550
www.sfls.edu
Empire College
School of Law
3035 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2122
(707) 546-4000
www.empcol.edu
San Joaquin College of Law
901 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612-1312
(559) 323-2100 or
(800) 522-0994
www.sjcl.edu
Glendale University
College of Law
220 North Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206-4454
(818) 247-0770
www.glendalelaw.edu
Santa Barbara College of Law
20 E. Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2606
(805) 966-0010
www.santabarbaralaw.edu
Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law
6650 Inglewood Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207-3861
(209) 478-0800
www.humphreys.edu
Southern California Institute of Law
Santa Barbara campus:
1525 State Street, Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2500
(805) 963-4654
www.lawdegree.com
John F. Kennedy University
School of Law
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
(925) 969-3550
www.jfku.edu/law
Southern California Institute of Law
Ventura campus:
877 South Victoria Ave., Suite 111
Ventura, CA 93003-5377
(805) 644-2327
www.lawdegree.com
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
3140 “J” Street
Sacramento, CA 95816-4403
(916) 446-1275
www.lincolnlaw.edu
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705-7016
(714) 796-7100
www.tls.edu
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
One North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113-1227
(408) 977-7227
www.lincolnlawsj.edu
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
San Fernando Valley Campus
6400 Canoga Blvd. Ste. 271
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-2465
(818) 883-0529
www.uwla.edu
Monterey College of Law
100 Col. Durham Street
Seaside, CA 93955-7300
(831) 582-4000
www.montereylaw.edu
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
West Los Angeles Campus
9920 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301-4423
(310) 342-5250
www.uwla.edu
New College of California
School of Law
50 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5206
(415) 241-1325
www.newcollege.edu
Ventura College of Law
4475 Market Street
Ventura, CA 93003-7774
(805) 658-0511
www.venturalaw.edu
   

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   Correspondence Law Schools Registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners
The following correspondence law schools, which include online or distance learning law schools, are currently registered by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and have met the registration requirements specified in Rule XIX of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California (Admission Rules).

This list is published for information only. The Committee of Bar Examiners does not approve nor accredit correspondence schools. The Office of Admissions cannot advise prospective applicants on the advantages or disadvantages of studying law by correspondence or the quality of the legal education programs provided by the schools. Prospective students should refer to available resources such as the law school pass/fail statistics on the bar examination and First-Year Law Students' Examination, which are available on the Admissions portion of The State Bar of California's Web site at www.calbar.ca.gov/admissions, current and former students, public libraries, prelegal advisers located on college or university campuses, other career counselors, etc.

Applicants seeking admission to practice law in California will receive credit for their correspondence law study only if such study is completed in accordance with the Rules. Students attending correspondence law schools are required to take the First-Year Law Students' Examination and must pass it within three administrations after first becoming eligible to take the examination, which is upon completion of the first year of law study, in order to receive credit for law study undertaken up to the point of passage. If the examination is passed on a subsequent attempt, only one year of law study credit will be given toward meeting the legal education requirements needed to qualify to take the California Bar Examination.
Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
Suite 420
3000 So. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034-3161
(310) 204-0222
www.alu.edu
Northwestern California University
School of Law
2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 306
Sacramento, CA 95833-4133
(916) 920-9470
www.nwculaw.edu
American Heritage University School of Law
2035 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA 92405-3913
(888) 484-8689
www.amheritageuniv.net
Oak Brook College of Law and
Government Policy
P.O. Box 26870
Fresno, CA 93729-6870
(559) 650-7755
www.obcl.edu
California School of Law
400 Corporate Pointe, Suite 300
Culver City, CA 90230-7620
(310) 242-8404 or (866) 273-5905
www.californiaschooloflaw.com
Southern California University for Professional Studies
School of Law
1840 East 17th Street, Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA 92705-8605
(800) 477-2254
www.scups.edu
Concord Law School
10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4356
(310) 689-3200
www.concord.kaplan.edu
University of Honolulu
School of Law
1609 Tully Road, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95350-4030
(209) 577-3161
www.universityofhonoluluschooloflaw.net
Esquire College
35 South Raymond Ave., Suite 404
Pasadena, CA 941105-3836
(626) 796-8134
www.esquirecollege.org
West Coast School of Law, Inc.
7837 Danvers Street
Downey, CA 90240-2665
(562) 927-2330
www.westcsl.com
MD Kirk School of Law
3700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2900
(888) 963-5475 or (213) 386-7280
www.mdkirkschooloflaw.com
West Haven University
School of Law
5555 E. Stearns St., Suite 206
Long Beach, CA 90815-3100
(562) 598-3400
www.westhavenuniv.edu
Newport University
School of Law
4101 Westerly Place, Suite #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 757-1155
www.newport.edu
William Howard Taft University School of Law
3700 So. Susan St.
Office 200
Santa Ana, CA 92704-6954
(800) 882-4555
www.taftu.edu
   

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   Unaccredited Law Schools in California

The following is a list of institutions that have registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California as offering law study in accordance with Rule XIX of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California (Admission Rules).

This list is published for information only. The Committee of Bar Examiners does not approve unaccredited schools. The Office of Admissions cannot advise prospective students on the advantages or disadvantages of attending unaccredited schools or the quality of the legal education programs provided by the schools. Prospective students should refer to available resources such as the law school pass/fail statistics on the bar examination and First-Year Law Students' Examination, which are available on the Admissions portion of The State Bar of California's Web site at www.calbar.ca.gov/admissions, current and former students, public libraries, prelegal advisers located on college or university campuses, other career counselors, etc.

Applicants seeking admission to practice law in California will receive credit for their law study at unaccredited law schools only if such study is completed in accordance with the Rules. Students attending unaccredited law schools are required to take the First-Year Law Students' Examination and must pass it within three administrations after first becoming eligible to take the examination, which is upon completion of the first year of law study, in order to receive credit for law study undertaken up to the point of passage. If the examination is passed on a subsequent attempt, only one year of law study credit will be given toward meeting the legal education requirements needed to qualify to take the California Bar Examination.

American College of Law
100 S. Anaheim Blvd., Ste. 340
Anaheim, CA 92805-3848
(714) 772-9000
www.aclaw.com
The McMillan Academy School of Law
4670 Nebo Drive, Suite 200
La Mesa, CA 91941-5230
(619) 464-1500
www.maol.info
California Southern Law School
3775 Elizabeth Street
Riverside, CA 92506-2508
(951) 683-6760
www.cslawschool.com
Pacific Coast University
School of Law
1650 Ximeno Avenue, Suite 310
Long Beach, CA 90804-2165
(562) 961-8200
www.pculaw.com
Desert College of Law
655 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Suite 217
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5512
(760) 323-2221
www.desertcollegeoflaw.org
Pacific West College of Law
2011 West Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868-2616
(714) 634-3738
www.pacificwestcollege.com

East Bay Law School, Inc.
554 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610-3515
(510) 835-7999
www.eastbaylawschool.org

People's College of Law
P.O. Box 57400
660 So. Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057-0400
(213) 483-0083
www.peoplescollegeoflaw.edu
Inland Valley University
Inland Valley College of Law, LLC
99 N. San Antonio Ave., Ste. 360
Upland, CA 91786-4579
(909) 982-5733
www.ivucol.org
Silicon Valley University
Law School
7392 Crews Rd.
Gilroy, CA 95020-8060
(408) 842-8887
www.svulaw.com
Irvine University
College of Law
10900 183rd Street, Suite 330
Cerritos, CA 90703-5360
(562) 865-7111
www.irvineuniversity.edu/law/
University of Northern California
Lorenzo Patiño School of Law
1012 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2802
(916) 441-4485
www.patinolawschool.com
John William University
School of Law
1527 19th Street, Suite 400
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4440
(661) 326-9500
University of San Luis Obispo School of Law
1329 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4005
(805) 544-6767
www.uslo.org
Larry H. Layton School of Law
3807 W. Sierra Highway, Suite 206
Acton, CA 93510
(661) 269-5291
www.vanguardnews.com/layton.htm
Western Sierra Law School
8690 Aero Drive
Suites 115-90
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 569-9223
www.wsls.us

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