Kaplan University

Juris Doctor Program

As part of Kaplan University, Concord Law School's Juris Doctor program is a four-year, part-time program with traditional curriculum grounded in core bar courses. Read more about the Juris Doctor program here.

Official Program Name:

Juris Doctor

School Offering Program:

Concord Law School

Degree Level:

Juris Doctor

Program Description:

The Concord online JD degree is a four year, part-time program. Its traditional curriculum is grounded in core bar courses. Concord students often observe that our distinctive interactive online environment offers greater individual feedback and interaction than their previous brick-and mortar graduate program experiences. Graduates of Concord Law School's online, distance learning program will have met the legal education requirements of the Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, and after meeting the other regulatory requirements including passing the First Year Law Students Exam and the California Bar Exam may apply for admission to the State Bar of California.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

92 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as 51 weeks for Juris Doctor students. Full-time students are expected to complete 22 credit hours in 51 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Juris Doctor:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Concord Law School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

First Year Requirements

  • CL 6100: Contracts (8 credits)
  • CL 6200: Torts (8 credits)
  • CL 6300: Criminal Law (6 credits)
  • CL 6000: Legal Writing and Test Taking (2 credits)

Second Year Requirements

  • CL 7200: Civil Procedure (6 credits)
  • CL 7000: Constitutional Law (6 credits)
  • CL 7100: Real Property (8 credits)
  • CL 7300: Criminal Procedure (4 credits)

Third Year Requirements

  • CL 7500: Corporations (4 credits)
  • CL 7600: Evidence (6 credits)
  • CL 7900: Professional Responsibility (4 credits)
  • CL 7800: Legal Analysis and Writing (4 credits)
  • CL 7875: Legal Research (2 credits)
  • 2-4 credits of electives

Fourth Year Requirements

  • CL 7700: Community Property (4 credits)
  • CL 7150: Wills and Trusts (6 credits)
  • CL 7975: Remedies (4 credits)
  • CL 7999: Capstone (2 credits)
  • 6-8 credits of electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

With a Concord JD, graduates may expand their current careers, move into a law related position in their field or start a law practice in California. Other legal career opportunities may include employment at the local, state, or federal government levels, in law firms, criminal justice agencies, corporations, human service and intellectual property departments, not-for-profit organizations and regulated industries. Positions may also be found in court administration, contract procurement and administration, risk management, legislative affairs and public policy.*

Concord Law School's Juris Doctor Program is designed to help prepare students to sit for the California Bar Examination. Upon passing the bar exam and meeting other regulatory requirements, JD graduates are eligible to practice law in the state of California.**

* Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

** Concord Law School is registered as a Distance Learning Law School in the unaccredited law school category 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. Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or 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.

Concord is part of Kaplan University, which is regionally accredited. Concord is separately and specifically accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a national accreditor.

DETC, 1601 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, Tel.: 202.234.5100, www.detc.org.

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