Abraham Lincoln University is a nationally accredited institution dedicated to providing focused, practical, online courses at all degree levels. In addition to our flagship law school, our programs include associate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees, plus diplomas and certificates, in law, criminal justice, business administration, general studies, IT, and more. Our students choose ALU to advance their careers in areas that reflect their interests and passions.
A degree from Abraham Lincoln University can be earned completely online, from anywhere with internet access. ALU prides itself in offering an affordable, well-respected degree.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for students who may be under-served by traditional educational institutions. ALU strives to make higher education a reality for working adults.
Most of our students work full time while earning their degree. Your degree will open doors, but your resume will be the legs with which to walk across the threshold. Our flexible schedules allow students to keep their full-time jobs and unique lifestyles.
Abraham Lincoln University focuses on bridging industry-specific practicality and rigorous study, keeping the goals and busy schedules of our students in mind.
We understand that there is sometimes hesitation when one hears “online school.” But this is a misconception we love to challenge. Our online students receive more one-on-one time with professors and an intimate cohort of students is easily fostered. Our programs are just as rigorous as brick-and-mortar schools and our students are just as serious. But we are proud of the differences between ALU and traditional schools: “distance learning” means more flexibility, more individual attention, and lower costs.
You can study anytime, from anywhere (with internet access). Students have access to lectures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, so there’s no stress about missing class. Some students attend class while on their daily commute or waiting for the kid to get out of soccer practice, while others stroll down the beach while listening to a lecture. You choose your classroom.
Live lectures are dynamic and hands-on. Students can engage with a professor during a lecture and get an immediate response, or they can email their questions and expect a reply within 24 hours.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Student Support Services act as advocates throughout a student’s track of study, offering support with academic and non-academic needs with weekly updates and progress check-ins. If you have any technical issues, our tech team is here to help. We take your studies seriously. ALU is a community you can turn to. ALU’s success can only be measured in the success of its students. We encourage students to share their achievements with us, or to offer a blog post about their experiences as a working student on our blog, ALU Chronicles.
ALU is one of the top California law schools providing a fully online Juris Doctor degree. ALU is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California in the unaccredited distance learning school category.
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (www.deac.org). The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California
The School of Law is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an unaccredited distance learning law school. ALU’s authority to grant a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination, is through the Committee of Bar Examiners. ALU students must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) at the end of the first year of law school study. To learn more, visit the California State Bar website. View our law school disclosures here.
In 1996, Hyung J. Park, a practicing attorney and CPA, had a vision. He believed that there could be a law school where students could take their entire curriculum online, utilizing the flexibility and the emerging power of the Internet. That vision became reality when Abraham Lincoln University School of Law was founded as one of California’s and the nation’s first online law schools.
ALU provides adult students with a focused and practical education. The university extensively utilizes Internet technology to deliver online course content and academic support to enhance the student’s learning experience.
ALU courses can be accessed from a computer with Internet access from anywhere in the world. The university is literally an institution without national borders or travel barriers. We offer the combination of scheduling convenience and technical expediency to complement job market oriented academic programs and personalized student service and support.
The original vision of harnessing the effectiveness and convenience of distance education remains focused on adult students who strive to earn a college degree. ALU will continue the law school tradition of academically rigorous courses and programs while, at the same time, providing individualized support at all degree levels in a true student-centered learning environment.
The institutional mission of Abraham Lincoln University is to be a respected international provider of quality certificate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs primarily in law, business, technology, and arts and sciences. The mission is achieved through online distance education curricula, academic support, and student services that are designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities for students who may be underserved by traditional educational institution.
ALU’s institutional objectives are aligned with the university mission and include:
At Abraham Lincoln University, we are proud to support today’s working adults in their educational goals through online learning.
When I founded Abraham Lincoln University in 1996, the name came from my admiration of Abraham Lincoln, including his legacy and his success in gaining an education despite difficult circumstances and obstacles. My own journey as a student was full of struggles with two interruptions: one year (at the end of grade school) due to the needs of family and another five years due to financial and health issues. I started my college education at the age of 25, and therefore I understand what it is like to be a student who needs to earn an income and to support a family while studying. My work as an educator started with a deep sense of gratitude to my country and a desire to open up the path of opportunities to others who need them.
At ALU, we supply a high quality education at an affordable price where you can better yourself, as I did, by earning a degree.
Many of today’s working adults have tried college by taking a few courses. ALU has the ability to evaluate your prior course credits and military training to see what transfer credits may be awarded towards completing your degree. This allows you to complete a degree quickly, depending on your previous work. ALU assists students to fit in the time to pursue an education into their busy schedules. All classes are held online through live, interactive sessions. These sessions are archived for your later review. In the School of Law, students take just one course at a time, allowing them to concentrate on a single subject. Each ALU course is designed to engage the student in understanding and using the material taught. The faculty members care as much as I do about students and are readily available to answer student questions.
ALU’s commitment to personal service is genuine. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by either cell phone at 213-700-6444 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our staff by phone at 213-252-5100. Email Admissions at email@example.com if you want to how ALU can help you meet your goals.
Hyung J. Park
President and CEO
Attorney, C.P.A., M.B.A., and J.D.