Once we receive your completed admissions test, application, and transcripts, we review all submitted materials to confirm that you meet admission qualifications. Your application is then presented to the Concord Admissions Committee for consideration. There are several starts per year, so students do not have to wait for the traditional once per year cycle. You’ll receive notification about your application promptly.
Juris Doctor Program: Specific Qualifications
Applicants who earned their bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (such as the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission) will be considered for admission to Concord's law programs. In addition to Concord's admissions requirements, all applicants must meet the statutory requirements for pre-legal education required by California law and State Bar rules. In general, students should have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average from their undergraduate work.
Executive Juris DoctorSM Program
All requirements described above for our JD program also apply to the EJD program, with one exception. Your undergraduate institution does not need to be recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.
Did You Complete Your Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Outside the United States?
Study must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service approved by the Committee of Bar Examiners and must demonstrate English proficiency. Such proficiency may be demonstrated by having earned a TOEFL score of 550/213/80 or higher or completion of at least 2 years of college-level study within the United States. All courses offered are conducted in English. You must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently. English abilities will be determined through the School's interview and application process.
Students who have completed law study at schools in the United States must have their legal study evaluated and certified by the Committee of Bar Examiners prior to Concord's acceptance and application of those credits into the JD program. For the EJD program, transfer credits are subject to review by the associate dean of the program.
A significant advantage of Concord Law School admissions is flexibility. There’s no need to lose valuable time waiting for a specific month or season to apply. There are several starts per year, so students do not have to wait for the traditional once per year cycle.
Questions About our Admission Requirements?
Concord Admissions Advisors are glad to answer any questions you have on Concord's admission requirements: just reach us by phone at 877.757.8189 or live chat (top of your screen)
Questions About California State Bar Requirements?
For more information about the requirements of the State Bar of California, contact their staff directly at 213.765.1500 or via www.calbar.ca.gov.